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$1.9M settlement is best it’s going to get, says law firm behind Appco class action
Class Actions 2020-10-29 2:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Facing an uphill battle to win approval for a $1.9 million settlement in a sham contracting class action against fundraiser Appco Group, a lawyer for […]

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ACCC takes Agrison to court over warranty representations
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-27 10:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The consumer watchdog has filed court proceedings against agricultural equipment supplier Agrison for allegedly misleading tractor purchasers about its warranties and after-sales services. Since at […]

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Class members would get ‘diddly-squat’ in $1.9M Appco settlement, judge says
Class Actions 2020-10-09 1:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has said further investigation into the financial position of Appco Group is needed before he can sign off on a $1.9 million settlement […]

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McMillan Shakespeare settles class action over ‘illusory’ car warranties
Class Actions 2020-10-05 10:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

McMillan Shakespeare has settled a class action alleging one of its units engaged in unfair tactics and unconscionable conduct in the sale of car warranties […]

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ASIC conflated conduct of GetSwift founders, court told
Securities 2020-09-30 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

ASIC’s case against GetSwift and its founders Joel Macdonald and Bane Hunter makes accusations against both directors but relies on alleged conduct by only Hunter, […]

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Settlement reached in shareholder class action against Vocation, auditor PWC
Class Actions 2020-09-18 10:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A shareholder class action against Vocation that has spanned five years and spawned multiple cross claims against the failed training company’s auditor, law firm and […]

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Soul Pattinson director wins $1.1M in termination case
Employment 2020-09-10 9:22 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A former director of investment house Washington H. Soul Pattinson has won a damages payout of over $1.1 million after a court found that the […]

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Hanwha can amend solar patent at centre of IP feud with rivals
Intellectual Property 2020-08-31 4:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Court has granted a bid by global solar cell manufacturer Hanwha to amend the patent behind its solar technology at the centre of […]

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$1.9M Appco class action settlement to provide ‘limited’ recovery for charity workers
Employment 2020-08-26 1:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A $65 million sham contracting class action against fundraising company Appco has settled for just $1.9 million, leaving the company’s allegedly underpaid army of sales […]

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GetSwift directors’ decision not to take stand in ASIC case can’t be held against company, court told
Securities 2020-08-14 11:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge overseeing ASIC’s case against logistics provider GetSwift cannot draw any inferences against the company because directors Bane Hunter and Joel Macdonald did not […]

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