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Car repair company AMA drags former CEO to court over $2.4M in expenses
Automotive 2021-05-06 10:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMA Group is suing former CEO Andrew Hopkins for $2.4 million he allegedly owes in unauthorised expenses and repayments on an outstanding loan. The company […]

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Judge orders $75,000 penalty in ACCC’s case against Jayco
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-03 6:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has hit caravan manufacturer Jayco with a $75,000 penalty in proceedings launched by the ACCC, finding the company made a false or misleading […]

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Car dealers slap General Motors with class action for retiring Holden brand
Class Actions 2021-04-21 1:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of car dealers has hit a unit of car giant General Motors with a class action for allegedly breaching its contract by retiring […]

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‘Bad faith, deception, unfair pressure’: 4WD rental company fined $1.2M for unconscionable conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-15 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slapped a 4WD rental company that made “harsh and unjustified threats” against customers who challenged its decision to retain their security deposits […]

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Volkswagen loses appeal of landmark $125M fine in ‘turning point’ for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 8:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Volkswagen has lost its challenge to a landmark $125 million Dieselgate penalty handed down by a judge who lambasted a $75 million fine proposed by […]

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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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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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‘An order that has never been made before’: Judge preps for contingency fee hearing
Class Actions 2020-11-19 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Victoria Supreme Court judge hearing two competing class actions against Allianz Australia over “junk” insurance has asked the parties for feedback on what she […]

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McMillan Shakespeare to pay $9.5M to settle $47.6M class action
Class Actions 2020-11-09 3:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a $47.6 million class action against McMillan Shakespeare over ‘illusory’ car warranties will seek court approval for a $9.5 million settlement, […]

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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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