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Penalties in VW class actions could be ‘horrendous’, judge says
Class Actions 2018-12-12 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has expressed skepticism of Bannister Law’s plan to hire powerhouse US lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the September 11th victims compensation and BP oil […]

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ASIC suffers another loss in Westpac dodgy home loan case
Financial Services 2018-12-11 11:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has lost a bid to have the Federal Court decide a threshold legal question in its dodgy home loan […]

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After settlement rejected, ASIC takes Westpac case to trial
Financial Services 2018-12-10 1:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The corporate cop’s case against Westpac over allegedly irresponsible lending practices will go to trial after the Federal Court rejected the bank’s $35 million settlement. […]

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Court rejects Westpac’s $35M settlement with ASIC
Financial Services 2018-11-13 11:41 am By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has thrown out a proposed $35 million settlement between ASIC and Westpac over responsible lending breaches, saying the agreement was “unworkable” and […]

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Funder wants major role in common fund challenge
Class Actions 2018-11-12 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Regency Funding has sought leave to intervene as a major player in one of two challenges to the courts’ powers to issue common […]

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VW must hand over docs on Dieselgate’s impact on car prices
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-10-26 12:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has ordered Volkswagen to produce documents related to its calculations on how its emissions cheating scandal could affect car prices. In […]

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Appeals court to hear BMW common fund challenge in Takata class actions
Product Liability 2018-10-22 7:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court judge said Monday it will refer to the Court of Appeal a challenge by car giant BMW to a common fund […]

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Judge questions size of Westpac’s $35M settlement with ASIC
Exclusive 2018-09-10 1:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge on Monday held off on approving Westpac’s $35 million settlement with the corporate watchdog over responsible lending law breaches, saying the […]

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Westpac to pay $35M to settle ASIC case over automated home loans
Financial Services 2018-09-04 3:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac will pay $35 million to settle a case brought by ASIC alleging the bank breached responsible lending laws through its automated home loan system, […]

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Westpac close to settling ASIC’s responsible lending case
Financial Services 2018-09-03 9:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A trial set to begin Monday morning in ASIC’s landmark case against Westpac alleging the bank breached responsible lending laws was postponed amid settlement talks, […]

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