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Judge shoots down ‘audacious’ McMillan Shakespeare claim for surplus class action funds
Class Actions 2021-12-22 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an “audacious” attempt by McMillan Shakespeare to recoup a surplus of funds left over after a $9.5 million class action settlement […]

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In class action appeal, Ford says it’s not on the hook for damages for fixed cars
Appeals 2021-12-22 3:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ford has challenged its loss in a class action over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmissions, arguing group members who have had their cars repaired are […]

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Ford hit with penalty over Mustang Mach 1 performance claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-21 4:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

US car giant Ford Motor has copped a $53,000 penalty for allegedly misleading consumers about the performance features of its pricey Mustang Mach 1 sports […]

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Court tosses GM’s ‘speculative’ bid to declass Holden dealer class action
Class Actions 2021-12-17 6:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

General Motors has lost its bid to de-class a representative proceeding brought by former Holden dealers over its decision to retire the iconic brand, with […]

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GM facing $9M dealer lawsuit over decision to retire Holden brand
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-14 12:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

General Motors is facing a lawsuit by a Holden car dealer who allegedly suffered up to $9.26 million in financial loss following the car maker’s […]

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Mercedes-Benz hits back at $650M lawsuit, says dealer agreements not ‘perpetual’
Franchises 2021-12-07 6:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mercedes-Benz has responded to a $650 million lawsuit by Australian dealers over its decision to move to a fixed-price agency model, saying it had a […]

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Mazda’s customer service ‘appalling’ and misleading, but not unconscionable, judge finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 4:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mazda’s treatment of customers with defective vehicles was “appalling” and its statements about their entitlement to a refund were false or misleading, a judge has […]

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Mitsubishi hit with class action over ‘misleading’ fuel economy labels
Class Actions 2021-11-29 3:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Japanese car maker Mitsubishi Motors has been hit with a class action for allegedly making misleading fuel efficiency representations on over 70,000 Triton Utes sold […]

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AMA Group taken to court over $5.5M smash repair acquisition
Contracts 2021-11-16 5:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Automotive repair specialist AMA Group has been sued by two Gosford-based smash repair businesses claiming they were not paid enough when they were purchased for […]

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Judge appoints sample group members in $500M Uber class action
Class Actions 2021-11-15 10:43 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has appointed seven sample group members in a class action by taxi and hire car drivers against Uber, saying they would provide additional […]

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