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High Court grants special leave in Ford class action over PowerShift transmissions
High Court 2024-02-14 1:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has granted special to leave to a class action against Ford over allegedly PowerShift transmissions, agreeing to hear the case alongside two […]

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Mazda ordered to pay $11.5M for ‘appalling’ customer service
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-14 3:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mazda has been ordered to pay $11.5 million after a court found the Japanese car maker engaged in “appalling” customer service and misled nine purchasers […]

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Arbitration clause sending shipping dispute to UK not void, High Court finds
Arbitration 2024-02-14 11:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Adani subsidiary Carmichael Rail has lost its High Court challenge seeking to have a dispute over damaged steel rails heard in Australian Federal Court rather […]

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SARB scores partial win on appeal in Melbourne city parking patent case
Intellectual Property 2024-02-13 11:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

Technology company SARB has partially succeeded in a challenge to a ruling that it infringed a rival’s intellectual property in its development of a parking […]

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Net emissions from Mount Pleasant mega coal mine project not the point, appeals court told
Energy & Natural Resources 2024-02-12 11:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek wrongly focused on the net effect of approving an application by MACH Energy and Whitehaven Coal to extend two mega […]

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Ex-Linchpin director hit hardest in ASIC case files appeal
Appeals 2024-02-12 4:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former director of collapsed investment advisor Linchpin Capital hit hardest by a judgment disqualifying him and three other directors and levying a combined $390,000 […]

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Airbags class action against Volkswagen suffers High Court loss
Appeals 2024-02-08 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has refused special leave in a failed class action against Volkswagen over allegedly defective Takata airbags. Lead plaintiff in the Quinn Emanuel-led […]

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Worley shareholder class action takes another trip to appeals court
Class Actions 2024-02-07 11:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

It’s a case of déjà vu in a class action against engineering services company Worley, with shareholders heading back to the appeals court after losing […]

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Clive Palmer loses second bid to shut down criminal cases
White Collar 2024-02-06 11:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has lost an appeal seeking to throw out two criminal cases over a takeover bid and payments to his political party, […]

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No evidence Ben Roberts-Smith given full benefit of presumption of innocence, appeals court told
Defamation 2024-02-05 11:34 pm By Sam Matthews

The judge who found that disgraced soldier Ben Roberts-Smith committed war crimes in Afghanistan did not show “full consideration of the presumption of innocence” in […]

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