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Toyota could owe $2B in class action after judge finds cars were defective
Class Actions 2022-04-07 3:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

Toyota could owe close to $2 billion in compensation to 260,000 car owners after a judge found that diesel filters installed in its Hilux, Fortuner […]

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Airbags class action judge failed to grapple with ‘unknowable’ explosion risk, appeals court hears
Class Actions 2022-03-29 11:01 pm By Sam Matthews

The plaintiff in a class action against Volkswagen over allegedly deadly Takata airbags has told an appeals court his case was misunderstood by the trial […]

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Mitsubishi hits back at class action, says it can’t be sued over fuel efficiency labels
Class Actions 2022-03-04 9:46 pm By Sam Matthews

Mitsubishi has denied class action allegations that it made misleading fuel efficiency representations on labels affixed to the windshields of over 70,000 Triton Utes, and […]

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Ford class action parties battle over potential appeal blowout
Class Actions 2022-02-25 3:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

An appeal in a class action over Ford’s alleged defective Powershift transmission could blow out by a week, with the applicant filing a cross appeal […]

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Class action against Suncorp unit wants opt out notice delayed till eve of trial
Insurance 2022-02-18 1:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firm behind a consumer class action against Suncorp subsidiary AAI over add-on car insurance says notices to group members should not be sent […]

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Deloitte report on Mercedes-Benz fixed-price model was ‘spin’, court hears
Automotive 2022-02-07 1:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian Mercedes-Benz dealers behind a $650 million lawsuit over the car maker’s decision to move to a fixed-price agency model allege the car maker engaged […]

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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 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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