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‘I’ve never seen such nonsense in an affidavit’: Judge flays lawyers in S&P class action
Class Actions 2020-11-27 1:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has lashed out at the legal team behind a class action against S&P over allegedly misleading credit ratings for filing hearsay evidence in […]

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Judge postpones signing off on GetSwift move to Canada until FIRB approval
Corporate 2020-11-27 7:49 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has indicated she will approve GetSwift’s plans to relocate to Canada, despite concerns raised by ASIC, but will wait until the company has received approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board.

Victoria, Queensland join $500M combustible cladding class actions
Class Actions 2020-11-26 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The states of Victoria and Queensland have joined two class actions over allegedly combustible cladding as group members, with the claims in the proceedings now […]

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Telstra faces $50M penalty for ‘exploiting’ Indigenous consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-26 4:14 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Telstra is facing the second highest penalty ever imposed under consumer law for signing up Indigenous customers to post-paid mobile plans, with the ACCC alleging […]

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ACCC says Kogan should pay $2M for misleading promotion
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-24 9:54 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking $2 million in penalties against Kogan, after a judge found statements the online retailer made during a […]

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Judge approves $3.4M in costs in $5.7M Falls Festival class action settlement
Class Actions 2020-11-23 1:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on nearly $3.4 million in costs in a $5.7 million settlement reached in a class action over a 2016 stampede […]

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Class action against personal injury law firm to be dropped
Personal injury 2020-11-23 1:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

A class action alleging a national personal injury firm overcharged clients will be discontinued after the lawyer behind the case, who failed in his bid […]

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Judge tosses most of ACCC’s defective caravans case against Jayco
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-23 7:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed the bulk of a consumer case brought by the ACCC against caravan and campervan manufacturer Jayco Corp, finding that the regulator’s […]

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Peters tried to ice competitors out of frozen treats market, ACCC claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-20 1:36 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The ACCC has taken iconic Australian ice cream company Peters to court for allegedly harming competition in the market for single serve ice cream supplied […]

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Settlement reached in Chinese investors’ class action against Sydney financial advisor
Class Actions 2020-11-19 5:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached in a class action against a Sydney-based financial advisory firm by a group of Chinese investors over a property investment […]

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