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ACCC says Google’s ‘Oh Shit’ meeting relevant to penalty in location privacy case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-13 4:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The ACCC wants Google to produce documents related to its infamous ‘Oh Shit’ meeting, which the consumer regulator says will be relevant to the tech […]

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PwC can’t shut down class action against over $50M bond prospectus
Accounting 2021-08-09 8:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

PricewaterhouseCoopers has lost its bid to shut down a class action launched by bondholders of collapsed asset finance lender Axsesstoday Limited over alleged misrepresentations in […]

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Google to try its hand at staying Epic Games competition suit after Apple fails
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-23 1:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Google is pressing forward with an application to stay Fortnite game maker Epic Games’ competition lawsuit over its Google Play store terms, despite the Full […]

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Facebook says ACCC’s data collection allegations ‘overstated’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-06 11:52 am By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has accused the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of overstating the amount of data it collected on users through its discontinued Onavo Protect mobile […]

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$1.3M awarded to Queensland floods class action sample group members
Class Actions 2021-05-07 5:01 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has awarded four sample group members in the Queensland floods class action $1.28 million in compensation, finding that charitable payments did not affect […]

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Court OKs $440M settlement in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-05-03 2:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $440 million settlement by the State of Queensland and dam operator Sunwater resolving a class action over the 2011 Queensland floods has been approved […]

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Declassing bid defeated in Jardine Lloyd Thomson class action
Class Actions 2021-04-16 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson has lost its bid to shut down a class action brought on behalf of NSW local councils, with a judge […]

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Google misled users about location data privacy, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-16 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

Google misled or is likely to have misled some reasonable users of its Android devices about the digital giant’s use of their location data, a […]

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Law firm racked up $60M legal bill in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-03-15 2:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The law firm behind a long-running class action over the 2011 floods in Queensland which reached a $440 million partial settlement last month has estimated […]

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$440M settlement reached in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions 2021-02-26 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The State of Queensland and subcontractor Sunwater have agreed to pay $440 million to settle part of a class action over the 2011 floods in […]

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