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ACCC appeals ruling from judge who ‘gagged’ at proposed $5M Employsure penalty
Appeals 2022-01-14 11:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will seek a higher penalty against Employsure over misleading Google advertisements, after a judge found the consumer regulator’s proposed $5 million penalty was […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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‘Troubled’ judge won’t sign off on Woolworths class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-12-15 5:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Saying it will only benefit the law firm and lead applicants, a judge has refused to approve a settlement in an underpayments class action against […]

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Judge orders Employsure to pay $1M after ‘gagging’ at ACCC’s proposed sum
Employment 2021-11-30 5:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Specialist workplace relations consultancy Employsure has been ordered to pay a $1 million penalty over a series of misleading Google advertisements, a figure significantly lower […]

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Google tells court consumer law doesn’t help users who don’t help themselves
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-29 9:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google has hit back at the ACCC’s case accusing it of misleading users about a change to its privacy policy, saying laws against misleading and […]

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Woolworths class action settlement to cover $1.75M legal bill, but no payout for group members
Employment 2021-11-12 11:06 am By Miklos Bolza

Woolworths has agreed to pay $1.75 million in Adero Law’s legal costs as part of a settlement of an underpayments class action which will see […]

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High Court shoots down Volkswagen’s challenge to landmark $125M dieselgate penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-12 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has rejected Volkswagen’s special leave application to challenge a record $125 million penalty for selling cars with a defeat device that allowed […]

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GetSwift mulls appeal of scathing judgment on ‘PR-driven’ approach to ASX statements
Class Actions 2021-11-11 5:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Logistics company GetSwift is considering an appeal of an 859-page judgment which lambasted the company and its directors’ “public relations-driven approach” to announcements on the […]

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GetSwift breached law through ‘public relations-driven approach’ to ASX statements, court finds
Securities 2021-11-10 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has scored a victory in its long-running case against GetSwift, with the Federal Court finding the company and its […]

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Judge ‘gags’ at ACCC’s proposed $5M penalty in Google ads case against Employsure
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-10 2:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge said he “gagged” at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s proposed $5 million pecuniary penalty in its case against specialist workplace relations company […]

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