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Trivago misled hotel booking customers to boost income, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection January 21, 2020 11:48 am By Miklos Bolza

Hotel booking aggregator Trivago misled consumers about its cheapest price promise by arranging its listings according to payments it received instead of the actual hotel […]

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Court has power to make cy-pres orders in class action settlements, judge says
Class Actions January 17, 2020 10:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who last month approved a $29 million settlement in a consumer class action against Radio Rentals has held that courts have power to […]

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Employees should be entitled to damages for missed super payments, Maurice Blackburn says
ASIC January 17, 2020 6:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

A new superannuation bill working its way through the Federal Parliament should include a right of action for employees to seek damages against businesses that […]

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Class action appeals ruling allowing 7-Eleven to seek litigation releases
Class Actions January 16, 2020 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lead applicant in a class action against 7-Eleven has appealed a ruling that denied its bid to block the convenience store chain from seeking […]

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ACCC fines camping store $63,000 for misleading ‘was/now’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection January 14, 2020 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Camping retailer 4WD Supacentre has been fined $63,000 by the consumer regulator for misleading ‘was/now’ price comparisons that suggested consumers could achieve significant savings. Outdoor […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions January 9, 2020 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Judge OKs $29M settlement in Radio Rentals class action
Class Actions January 9, 2020 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given his seal of approval to a $29 million settlement that resolves a class action over Radio Rentals’ Rent, Try, $1 Buy […]

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Settlement in class action over ‘excessive’ legal fees won’t cover group members
Class Actions January 7, 2020 6:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement has been reached that brings an end to a class action against a Queensland law firm for allegedly charging personal injury clients excessive […]

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‘Good practical sense’: Judge OKs taxi driver class action against Uber
Competition & Consumer Protection January 6, 2020 2:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Uber has failed to put the brakes on a massive class action alleging the ride-sharing giant engaged in a conspiracy to steal business from taxi […]

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Vocus settles shareholder class action for $35M
Class Actions January 6, 2020 2:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Vocus Group has agreed to settle a shareholder class action over a 2017 profit downgrade, with its insurers footing most of the bill to resolve […]

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