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Disaster payments can’t limit damages in Queensland floods class action, judge says
Class Actions 2020-12-08 5:42 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has ruled that disaster payments cannot be taken into consideration in assessing damages in a long-running class action over the 2011 Queensland floods […]

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Victoria, Queensland join $500M combustible cladding class actions
Class Actions 2020-11-26 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The states of Victoria and Queensland have joined two class actions over allegedly combustible cladding as group members, with the claims in the proceedings now […]

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Dam operators, Queensland face ‘very large’ costs in floods class action
Class Actions 2020-11-03 1:27 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Embattled dam operators Seqwater and Sunwater, along with the State of Queensland, have been hit with costs in the long-running class action over the 2011 […]

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Claims of loss questioned in MySuper class action against NAB units
Financial Services 2020-10-29 4:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has raised doubts about claims of loss and damage in a class action by members of superannuation funds operated by NAB units MLC […]

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Queensland flood dam operator wants info behind Maurice Blackburn’s damages claim
Class Actions 2020-10-06 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Dam operator Sunwater wants evidence from Maurice Blackburn, the law firm behind the landmark Queensland flood class action, showing how the applicant will calculate aggregate […]

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BHP can bring fraud claims against Cherwell Creek Coal
Adam Pomerenke 2020-08-24 9:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Mining giant BHP has been given the green light to bring allegations of fraud against competitor Cherwell Creek Coal in a long running dispute over […]

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Court approves $2.9M penalty against HealthEngine for misleading reviews
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-20 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has approved a $2.9 million penalty against medical booking platform HealthEngine after the company admitted to deleting and altering unfavourable reviews and misusing […]

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Insurance docs sought amid fears Ardent Leisure lacks assets to meet $310M class action
Class Actions 2020-08-28 4:17 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure over a 2016 tragedy in which four people died following a ride […]

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VW rightly hit with $125M fine after ‘starving’ judge of evidence, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-12 9:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has been urged to uphold a judge’s $125 million penalty against Volkswagen in the ACCC’s case over the car maker’s emissions cheating, […]

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ACCC denies acting on JPMorgan advice when sending cartel case to CDPP
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-24 10:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior officer from the ACCC has rejected claims that the regulator took legal advice from immunity applicant JPMorgan before launching its high profile criminal […]

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