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Telstra liable for ‘catastrophic’ crashes in ProLearn’s faulty telemarketing system
Telecommunications 2022-01-24 1:21 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Telstra is partially liable for a $2.6 million telecommunications bungle that “caused several catastrophic crashes” and slashed the calling capacity of a Melbourne-based telemarketing business […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Port of Newcastle can charge Glencore higher access fees, High Court rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-08 6:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Port of Newcastle has largely won its High Court fight with mining giant Glencore over access fees and will now be able to set […]

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High Court shuns Apple’s last shot at shipping Epic Games dispute to US
Appeals 2021-12-02 2:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has reached the end of the line in its attempts to move a competition dispute with Fortnite game maker Epic Games to California, with […]

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Cosmetics brand Mecca wins contract spat with Hourglass over COVID-19 closures
Coronavirus 2021-12-02 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian beauty and skincare retailer Mecca has triumphed in a lawsuit brought against US makeup brand Hourglass, which tried to terminate an exclusive distribution agreement […]

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Mazda’s customer service ‘appalling’ and misleading, but not unconscionable, judge finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 4:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mazda’s treatment of customers with defective vehicles was “appalling” and its statements about their entitlement to a refund were false or misleading, a judge has […]

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Apple denies app store monopoly, says blocking Fortnite didn’t harm Epic Games’ business
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has rejected claims that it misused its market power by pulling Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game from its App Store and says the move […]

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Lawyers, funder want 35% cut of $125M Crown class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-11-24 1:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lawyers and funder behind a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts will be asking the court to approve fees and commission worth 35 per […]

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Judge questions why fees, commission missing from Crown settlement notice
Class Actions 2021-11-23 12:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has directed that the legal fees and funding commission sought to be deducted from a $125 million class action settlement with Crown Resorts […]

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Honda can’t dodge discovery for potential lawsuit by dealers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-22 4:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Honda Motors has failed to strike out or permanently stay a proceeding seeking discovery for a possible lawsuit over the Japanese car maker’s decision to […]

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