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Hyundai faces class action investigation over recalled cars
Class Actions 2021-02-15 7:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

South Korean car maker Hyundai is facing a possible class action after it recalled over 90,000 cars earlier this month over safety concerns.  Hyundai recalled […]

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Ultra Tune founder wins injunction banning ex-girlfriend from releasing secret recordings
Defamation 2021-02-04 2:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The wealthy founder of auto repair franchisor Ultra Tune has secured a temporary injunction against his ex-girlfriend and a former employee prohibiting them from distributing […]

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ACCC secures $83.5M in fines over vehicle shipping cartel
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-04 10:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Norwegian shipping company Wallenius Wilhlmsen Ocean has been fined $24 million for conspiring to fix the rates charged for shipping vehicles to Australia, bringing the […]

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AMA Group’s Andrew Hopkins steps down as CEO, drops court action
Employment 2021-02-01 11:01 am By Christine Caulfield

Andrew Hopkins has resigned from his position as group CEO of automotive repair firm AMA and has discontinued his lawsuit against the company despite a […]

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AMA Group to fight court injunction granted to ‘intolerable’ CEO accused of fraud
Employment 2021-01-29 1:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

Automotive firm AMA Group will seek to discharge an injunction preventing it from dismissing a CEO who has been accused of defrauding the company of […]

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‘Lawyers hate losing control’: Toyota class action referee process rankles judge
Class Actions 2021-01-19 12:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rebuked the “procedural vulgarities” plaguing a referee’s supplementary report in a class action against Toyota over allegedly defective vehicles and has called […]

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Uber loses bid to shrink taxi driver class action
Class Actions 2021-01-11 1:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has rejected a bid by Uber to significantly trim a class action brought by Maurice Blackburn on behalf of successors and assignees or […]

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Toyota class action seeks aggregate damages for ‘significant impact’ of defects on fuel use
Class Actions 2020-12-23 2:53 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A lawyer for group members in a class action against Toyota is seeking aggregate damages relating to vehicle defects that allegedly had a “significant impact” […]

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ACCC wins promise from Toyota to step up consumer compliance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-02 3:59 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Car giant Toyota, which is facing a class action over allegedly faulty diesel particulate filters in some of its vehicles, has agreed to step up […]

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Judge tosses most of ACCC’s defective caravans case against Jayco
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-23 7:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed the bulk of a consumer case brought by the ACCC against caravan and campervan manufacturer Jayco Corp, finding that the regulator’s […]

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