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Car makers to pay $52M to settle Takata airbags class actions
Class Actions 2021-09-15 3:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Six of the world’s largest car makers have agreed to pay $52 million to settle class actions accusing them of selling cars with deadly Takata […]

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Concrete company knew of prior Opal Tower failure, class action cross-claim alleges
Class Actions 2021-09-15 11:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Prefab concrete company Evolution Precast Systems failed to install reinforced concrete in Sydney’s ill-fated Opal Tower and knew about a prior failure with one of […]

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Class action probe results in redress scheme for women injured by disgraced doctor
Class Actions 2021-09-14 3:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Hundreds of women who suffered “chaos and devastation” at the hands of former surgeon Emil Gayed will be entitled to compensation after class action law […]

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ACCC to probe Apple Pay restrictions on banks
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-13 2:26 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating competition concerns about Apple’s refusal to allow third party access to the near-field communication chip that allows […]

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ACCC says Qantas, Japan Airlines alliance could cause prices to soar
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-13 5:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A proposed alliance between Qantas and Japan Airlines has failed to take flight after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the coordination of flights […]

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WiseTech accused in freight forwarder’s lawsuit of misusing market power
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-10 5:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Freight forwarding company Mondiale has filed a lawsuit against WiseTech Global alleging the logistics software firm breached competition law by misusing its substantial market power. […]

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Carnival can’t exclude overseas passengers from Ruby Princess class action
Class Actions 2021-09-10 11:53 am By Miklos Bolza

Cruise operator Carnival has lost its bid to exclude US and UK passengers from a class action over the 2020 Ruby Princess COVID-19 outbreak, with […]

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ACCC signs off on BPAY, eftpos, New Payments Platform merger
Financial Services 2021-09-09 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has given the OK to the proposed merger of BPAY, eftpos and the New Payments Platform, saying competition between the three payment system […]

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VW class action applicant slugged with indemnity costs
Class Actions 2021-09-08 2:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a class action against Volkswagen over defective Takata airbags has been hit with indemnity costs for his failed case after a […]

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Bathroom brand Nero admits engaging in likely resale price maintenance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-08 4:44 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from designer tapware supplier Nero Bathrooms following revelations the company likely engaged in resale […]

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