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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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High Court shoots down Volkswagen’s challenge to landmark $125M dieselgate penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-12 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has rejected Volkswagen’s special leave application to challenge a record $125 million penalty for selling cars with a defeat device that allowed […]

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Groupwide damages not ruled out in Ford class action, judge says
Class Actions 2021-11-03 9:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has left open the possibility that aggregate damages could be awarded in a class action against US auto giant Ford on behalf of […]

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Mercedes-Benz hit with $650M lawsuit over dealer model change
Automotive 2021-10-19 5:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has been hit with a $650 million lawsuit by Australian dealers over the company’s decision to change to a fixed-price […]

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Honda dealers win discovery for possible lawsuit over decision to ditch dealership model
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-29 11:38 am By Miklos Bolza

Two former Honda dealers have won a bid for preliminary discovery against Honda Australia to pursue a potential consumer lawsuit over the car maker’s decision […]

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