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Judge tosses plaintiff’s case in first Takata airbags class action to face trial
Class Actions 2021-06-18 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major defeat that could affect the fate of six other cases lined up behind it, a judge has dismissed the lead plaintiff’s claims […]

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Volkswagen asks High Court to toss landmark $125M Dieselgate penalty
High Court 2021-06-10 2:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen has asked the High Court to throw out a a landmark $125 million penalty over its emissions cheating scandal, the highest ever handed down […]

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Damages claimed in Takata airbags class action against VW ‘quite absurd’, court told
Automotive 2021-05-18 8:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action trial against Volkswagen over recalled Takata airbags has kicked off, with a lawyer for the car giant denying the airbags carried a […]

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Declassing bid defeated in Jardine Lloyd Thomson class action
Class Actions 2021-04-16 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson has lost its bid to shut down a class action brought on behalf of NSW local councils, with a judge […]

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Volkswagen loses appeal of landmark $125M fine in ‘turning point’ for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 8:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Volkswagen has lost its challenge to a landmark $125 million Dieselgate penalty handed down by a judge who lambasted a $75 million fine proposed by […]

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Boral ruling a warning to class action lawyers to be on their best behaviour
Class Actions 2021-04-01 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judgment in a heated carriage fight between three class actions against construction giant Boral provides some guidance to law firms about conduct that could […]

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No win no fee carries law firm to victory in Boral class action beauty parade
Class Actions 2021-03-31 11:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

The law firm running its class action on a no win no fee basis has been crowned the winner in a battle against two competing […]

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S&P may ask judge to disqualify himself from class action over ratings defects
Class Actions 2021-03-26 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge who oversaw a 39-day trial in 2018 in multiple class actions against S&P Global may be asked by the ratings agency to step […]

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ACCC detergent cartel case not doomed to fail, court says in refusing Cussons indemnity costs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-22 5:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, with a judge saying the consumer watchdog’s case over an alleged laundry detergent […]

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Three law firms to duke it out in Boral class action beauty parade
Class Actions 2021-03-16 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A fight between three leading class action firms over who will lead a potentially lucrative shareholder class action against construction giant Boral is back on, […]

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