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Lawyer fooled by conman Peter Foster’s “psychological brilliance”, court hears
Class Actions 2018-07-12 10:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Sydney lawyer accused in a class action of conspiring with notorious conman Peter Foster in a fraudulent sports betting scheme that left investors $29 […]

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Ford class action trial date vacated for ‘procedural failures’
Class Actions 2018-06-28 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a massive class action against Ford over its PowerShift transmission has vacated the trial date, blaming the lead applicant’s numerous “procedural failures”. […]

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Ex-Kimberley Diamonds exec acquitted in ASIC case
Securities 2018-06-27 4:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The former head of Australian mining company Kimberley Diamonds has been acquitted of charges that he signed off on market statements that assumed luxury retailer […]

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Government gets ok to amend defence mid-trial in home insulation class action
Class Actions 2018-06-12 3:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The government has won court approval to amend its defence mid-trial in a class action brought by businesses alleging they were harmed when the Rudd […]

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Apple settles ACCC case over iPhone repairs on eve of trial
Exclusive 2018-06-12 12:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Apple has reached an in-principle settlement with the consumer watchdog in an enforcement action over the tech giant’s repair policies, a judge was told Tuesday. […]

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Judge throws out S&P damages expert in CDO trial
Securities 2018-05-22 3:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge overseeing a trial against S&P Global over its ratings of synthetic collateralised debt obligations has tossed the company’s damages expert, saying she lacked […]

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Judge prods VW to name employees who OKd emissions cheat software
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-08 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Volkswagen has been ordered for a third time to provide the court with the names of employees who were involved in approving the emissions cheat […]

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Former VW chief charged over diesel emissions scandal
Class Actions 2018-05-04 11:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has been charged in the US with conspiracy and fraud over the car maker’s long-running scam to cheat emissions […]

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Etrial services provider selected for Oakmoore cartel trial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-26 12:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An agreement has been reached on which company will provide services to assist in the upcoming high-stakes etrial between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission […]

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Ethicon plaintiffs win post-trial bid to expand class
Product Liability 2018-04-16 9:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action against Johnson & Johnson over allegedly defective vaginal mesh products have won court approval to expand the size of […]

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