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Courts don’t have power to make class closure orders, appeals court says
Class Actions 2020-04-22 6:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering class closure in seven representative proceedings against car makers over defective Takata airbags, finding courts do not […]

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Courts criticised for losing sight of justice in Takata airbag class closure challenge
Class Actions 2020-02-19 8:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in seven class actions against auto manufacturers over explosive Takata airbags have criticised the courts for losing their way in ensuring justice […]

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Judge allows docs despite ‘real risk’ of prosecution for ex-Directed Electronics manager
Intellectual Property 2020-02-17 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

A former manager of Australian electronics automotive developer Directed Electronics OE has failed to block access to certain documents in a corporate theft case, despite […]

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VW appeals record $125M penalty over ‘dieselgate’ scandal
Appeals 2020-02-12 9:24 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen has appealed a record $125 million penalty handed down over its emissions cheating scandal by a judge who criticised a $75 million settlement agreement […]

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Mazda to ACCC: We don’t have to replace dented, scratched up cars
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-01-29 4:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Japanese car maker Mazda has replied to an ACCC action alleging it violated the Australian Consumer Law by failing to provide consumers with refunds or […]

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Takata airbags class action might appeal class closure in wake of common fund ruling
Class Actions 2019-12-06 10:18 pm By Hannah Gee

The applicants in a group of class actions over defective Takata airbags have flagged a possible challenge to a formal class closure order in the […]

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‘The well has run dry’: Judge shoots down class action bid for internal Ford reports
Class Actions 2019-11-22 10:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a class action against car maker Ford over its allegedly defective PowerShift transmission has shot down the applicant’s request for additional discovery, […]

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Caterpillar bares claws over Fiat-Chrysler’s ‘hellcat’ mark
Intellectual Property 2019-11-14 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar Inc has lost a challenge to the registration of two ‘Hellcat’ trade marks by FCA Group, producer of well-known auto brands […]

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‘Time for commercial reality to bite’: Judge orders class closure in Takata air bags class actions
Class Actions 2019-11-01 3:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing seven class actions against some of the world’s largest car makers over defective Takata airbags has ordered that class closure take place […]

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Mazda gave buyers of defective vehicles the ‘run around’, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-10-31 1:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Japanese auto maker Mazda is facing regulatory action from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for allegedly refusing to provide purchasers of defective vehicles with […]

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