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Ultra Tune founder’s ex could raise ‘Bart Simpson defence’ to contempt charge, judge says
Automotive 2021-05-12 2:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former girlfriend of Ultra Tune founder Sean Buckley is facing a contempt charge for allegedly sending secret recordings to two individuals despite a court […]

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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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Hyundai faces class action investigation over recalled cars
Class Actions 2021-02-15 7:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

South Korean car maker Hyundai is facing a possible class action after it recalled over 90,000 cars earlier this month over safety concerns.  Hyundai recalled […]

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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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Ultra Tune founder wins injunction banning ex-girlfriend from releasing secret recordings
Defamation 2021-02-04 2:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The wealthy founder of auto repair franchisor Ultra Tune has secured a temporary injunction against his ex-girlfriend and a former employee prohibiting them from distributing […]

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AMA Group’s Andrew Hopkins steps down as CEO, drops court action
Employment 2021-02-01 11:01 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

Andrew Hopkins has resigned from his position as group CEO of automotive repair firm AMA and has discontinued his lawsuit against the company despite a […]

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