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Court finds Ford PowerShift cars defective, in victory for class action
Class Actions 2021-06-29 1:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

In a win for a long-running class action against US auto giant Ford on behalf of owners of 70,000 vehicles, a judge has found that […]

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Jury finds Country Care not guilty in first criminal cartel case against Australian biz
Trials 2021-06-02 3:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has suffered a stinging defeat in its criminal cartel action against mobility equipment provider Country Care, its CEO and a former employee, with […]

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‘Lawyers hate losing control’: Toyota class action referee process rankles judge
Class Actions 2021-01-19 12:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rebuked the “procedural vulgarities” plaguing a referee’s supplementary report in a class action against Toyota over allegedly defective vehicles and has called […]

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Ex-BlueScope exec pleads guilty to obstructing cartel investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-01 2:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former executive of BlueScope Steel has pleaded guilty to obstructing an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission price fixing investigation, in the first criminal charges […]

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Corrs ‘mistake’ doesn’t doom ‘potentially quite significant’ evidence in Ford class action
Class Actions 2020-08-05 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has granted a mid-trial bid to bring in “potentially quite significant” new evidence in a class action against Ford over its allegedly defective […]

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Ford docs don’t contain trade secrets, class action judge says
Class Actions 2020-07-15 6:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge hearing a class action trial against Ford over its allegedly defective Powershift transmission has rejected the car maker’s argument that certain documents should […]

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Lead applicant breaks down during cross-examination in Ford class action trial
Class Actions 2020-06-19 4:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action against Ford over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmission broke down after being accused of lying under oath during […]

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Ford cars fitted with PowerShift are ‘lemons’, court hears as high-stakes trial revs up
Class Actions 2020-06-15 8:27 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Tens of thousands of Ford cars which contain an allegedly defective transmission system are “lemons”, a court heard on day one of a six-week hearing […]

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ACCC can submit evidence from BlueScope criminal investigation in civil case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-15 11:25 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has been given the green light to use witness statements prepared during its criminal cartel investigation of BlueScope Steel in the civil penalty […]

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ACCC can expand cartel case against BlueScope
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-12 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won court approval to bring new claims against BlueScope Steel for allegedly seeking to induce competitor OneSteel to […]

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