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Instagram to accuse Melbourne start-up of violating US data security law
Technology 2024-02-16 1:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Instagram is planning to hit Dialogue Consulting with a cross-claim that accuses the Melbourne social media start-up of breaching US law related to the protection […]

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ACCC raises red flags over REA Group’s acquisition of Dynamic Methods
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-15 3:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about the owner of realestate.com.au acquiring a national forms platform used by real estate agents, saying […]

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High Court grants special leave in Ford class action over PowerShift transmissions
High Court 2024-02-14 1:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has granted special to leave to a class action against Ford over allegedly PowerShift transmissions, agreeing to hear the case alongside two […]

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Mazda ordered to pay $11.5M for ‘appalling’ customer service
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-14 3:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mazda has been ordered to pay $11.5 million after a court found the Japanese car maker engaged in “appalling” customer service and misled nine purchasers […]

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Peak legal body clashes with ACCC on reform to merger regime
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-13 11:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Law Council of Australia has come out in opposition to calls by the competition regulator for major reform to the country’s merger regime, saying […]

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Suncorp’s AAI fights for class closure in insurance class action
Competition & Consumer Protection 2024-02-12 4:39 pm By Sam Matthews

Suncorp subsidiary AAI has asked a court to order soft class closure in a group proceeding over allegedly worthless insurance, saying it was “passing strange” […]

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Third law firm ‘waiting in the wings’ to file class action against IC Markets
Class Actions 2024-02-09 9:05 pm By Sam Matthews

International Capital Markets may soon face a third class action, a court has heard, as the first two class actions to be filed against the […]

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Judge says settlement offers should operate as bulwark against costs in class actions
Class Actions 2024-02-09 10:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has held that there could be favourable costs consequences for Carnival if its rejected $15 million settlement offer in the Ruby Princess class […]

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Airbags class action against Volkswagen suffers High Court loss
Appeals 2024-02-08 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has refused special leave in a failed class action against Volkswagen over allegedly defective Takata airbags. Lead plaintiff in the Quinn Emanuel-led […]

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Online broker IC Markets faces second class action over CFDs
Class Actions 2024-02-07 10:19 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Online broker International Capital Markets has been hit with a second class action for selling “excessively risky” derivative products known as contracts for difference to […]

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