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‘An overreach’: Constitutional challenge filed against controversial EV tax
Environment 2021-09-17 9:29 pm By Sam Matthews

An action before the High Court by two Melbourne drivers will challenge the constitutional validity of Victoria’s electric vehicle tax. The new Zero and Low […]

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Car makers to pay $52M to settle Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-09-15 3:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to pay $52 million to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata […]

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VW class action applicant slugged with indemnity costs
Class Actions 2021-09-08 2:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action against Volkswagen over defective Takata airbags has been hit with indemnity costs for his failed case after a […]

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Takata airbags class action appeals court loss to Volkswagen
Class Actions 2021-08-31 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The applicant in a class action against Volkswagen over defective Takata airbags has appealed a ruling dismissing the case for failing to establish any loss […]

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Bill for AMA Group’s case against former CEO tops $730,000
Employment 2021-08-30 10:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Car repair giant AMA Group has so far spent $737,000 in professional fees investigating whistleblower claims and taking former boss Andrew Hopkins to court for […]

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Mercedes-Benz accused in ACCC action of exposing drivers to risk of death during Takata recall
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-04 4:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

The consumer regulator has launched court proceedings against luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz for allegedly exposing consumers to serious injury or death by failing to comply […]

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General Motors wants to declass Holden franchisee class action
Automotive 2021-07-14 3:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Car giant General Motors, which faces a class action by former Holden franchisees, wants to strip the case of class status, arguing that “idiosyncrasies” in […]

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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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Judge tosses plaintiff’s case in first Takata airbags class action to face trial
Class Actions 2021-06-18 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major defeat that could affect the fate of six other cases lined up behind it, a judge has dismissed the lead plaintiff’s claims […]

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Car repair group AMA agrees to early mediation with former CEO Andrew Hopkins
Employment 2021-06-15 3:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMA Group has told a court it will enter early mediation in its lawsuit against former CEO Andrew Hopkins that alleges he owes $2.4 million […]

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