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Law firm hit with indemnity costs for opt out error in Toyota class action
Class Actions 2020-08-11 10:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

An error in an opt out notice sent to motorists eligible to sign up for a class action over allegedly defective diesel filters in Toyota […]

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Corrs ‘mistake’ doesn’t doom ‘potentially quite significant’ evidence in Ford class action
Class Actions 2020-08-05 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has granted a mid-trial bid to bring in “potentially quite significant” new evidence in a class action against Ford over its allegedly defective […]

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In a first, judge says High Court dealt CFOs a total knockout
Class Actions 2020-05-14 6:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that the High Court’s landmark ruling last year blocking common fund orders in the early stages of a class action also […]

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Litigation funder wins access to docs in parking patent dispute against City of Melbourne
Intellectual Property 2020-06-12 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The funder backing a patent lawsuit by tech firm Vehicle Management Systems over an invention used by the City of Melbourne to time parked vehicles […]

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Judge says watching trial on iPad in lockdown scenario would be ‘unsatisfactory’
Intellectual Property 2020-03-25 12:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the trial in a trade secrets case brought by Australian auto electronics developer Directed Electronics OE against its rivals is considering how […]

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‘Fanciful’: Judge tosses Queensland taxi drivers claim for losses caused by Uber
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-04 2:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of Queensland taxi drivers has lost the bulk of a lawsuit seeking compensation from the state government for losses allegedly caused by ride […]

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Scotsburn bushfire class action settles for $10.5M
Class Actions 2020-05-13 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action launched over the Scotsburn bushfire that burnt down 12 homes and ravaged over 4,000 hectares in Victoria in December 2015 has reached […]

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Car makers won’t take class closure fight to High Court
Product Liability 2020-05-07 11:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Seven car makers defending class actions over defective Takata airbags have confirmed they will not be challenging a landmark decision that set aside a pre-settlement […]

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Ex-Directed Electronics manager dropped lawyers mid-trial in ‘tactical’ move, court hears
Intellectual Property 2020-05-04 1:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Directed Electronics has slammed a decision by one of its former managers to switch lawyers in the middle of a trial over alleged corporate theft, […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-18 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a request from Grosvenor Litigation Services, the funder that backed two class actions against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal, to […]

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