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TasPorts slams ACCC case, says extra fees don’t amount to misuse of market power
Competition & Consumer Protection March 31, 2020 12:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tasmanian state-owned ports company TasPorts has admitted to charging additional fees to the owner of a local port, but has denied the ACCC’s allegations that […]

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Judge says funder can’t have cut of Banksia receivers $5.5M settlement with insurer
Class Actions March 26, 2020 3:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder controlled by recently deceased class action lawyer Mark Elliott has lost its bid for a 12.5 per cent commission of a $5.5 […]

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Mark Elliott’s Blackberry found, judge orders search of phone for evidence in Banksia class action
Class Actions March 26, 2020 1:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The hunt for the missing Blackberry of deceased class action lawyer and funder Mark Elliott is over, and the located phone will now be examined […]

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Trivago appeals ruling it misled customers with hotel listings
Appeals March 10, 2020 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago has appealed a ruling that it misled consumers about its cheapest price promise by arranging listings according to payments it received […]

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Solicitors ordered to look for missing phone of deceased class action lawyer
Class Actions March 3, 2020 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has directed solicitors for deceased lawyer and funder Mark Elliott to search for his missing mobile phone, which is wanted for potential evidence […]

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Myer shareholders get second chance to prove loss in class action
Class Actions February 3, 2020 1:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

After failing to persuade the court at trial, shareholders in a class action against Myer have another chance to prove they suffered financial loss after […]

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Funder of second settled Murray Goulburn class action hires lawyers to fight for commission
Class Actions January 30, 2020 2:04 pm By Christine Caulfield

The entrepreneur who funded one of two settled Murray Goulburn class actions will defend his $10.5 million cut of the $37.5 million settlement, a commission […]

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Trivago misled hotel booking customers to boost income, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection January 21, 2020 11:48 am By Miklos Bolza

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago misled consumers about its cheapest price promise by arranging its listings according to payments it received instead of the actual hotel […]

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RMBL to pay $3M to settle class action
Class Actions January 14, 2020 12:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mortgage lending and investment company RMBL has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a class action alleging it charged excessive fees on loans and […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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