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Uber’s in-house lawyers must hand over emails in taxi driver class action
Class Actions 2020-11-04 6:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Rideshare giant Uber Technologies has lost a bid to keep its in-house legal team from handing over emails to a class action brought by Australian […]

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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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The top litigation law firms of 2020
Feature 2021-01-27 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Firms of 2020 delivered significant victories for clients last year in bet-the-company matters, thriving in a tumultuous year that saw courts and litigants […]

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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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Qube resolves misuse of market power case against Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-30 2:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics services provider Qube has resolved a lawsuit that accused the Port of Newcastle of misusing its power in the market for port services by […]

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Google execs held ‘Oh shit’ meeting after report on location data disclosures, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-14 2:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

A media report about Google’s location data privacy disclosures that set off investigations by consumer regulators in Australia and the US triggered crisis talks by […]

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ACCC calls for $3.5M penalty for Oscar Wylee’s ‘brazen’ charity misrepresentations
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-15 7:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has asked a court to impose a $3.5 million penalty against eyewear retailer Oscar Wylee for making misleading representations about its charitable donations […]

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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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QRxPharma shareholders to learn of class action settlement one year later
Class Actions 2020-08-05 1:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

After “unavoidable delays”, shareholders will soon be notified of a settlement reached one year ago in a class action against QRxPharma, but a company director […]

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Virgin ordered to fly engines to US, as creditors sign off on $3.5B sale to Bain
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-09-04 7:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Virgin Australia has been ordered to return four jet engines to the United States, after a court found the embattled airline and its administrators failed […]

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