Media statements

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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Lawyers: 7-Eleven advert 'laughable' Statement on 7-11 advertising in Fairfax newspapers
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
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Regulators fines mount up for Volkswagen over Dieselgate scandal The Italian Competition Authority has hit Volkswagen AG and its Italian subsidiary with the maximum fine possible under its laws, imposing a fine of five-million Euros for manipulating tests and misleading Italian consumers.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
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Federal Court approves $121 million RiverCity settlement Australia’s leading class action law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, has secured a class action settlement of $121 million for hundreds of clients who invested in Brisbane’s Clem7 road tunnel, with the Federal Court officially approving the settlement amount and terms.
Friday, 5 August 2016
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Queenslanders to get access to justice via class actions Australia’s leading class actions law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, has welcomed moves by the Palaszczuk Government to remedy a major gap in the Queensland legal system by introducing a state-based class actions regime.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
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New banking sector measures still not enough to ensure proper industry reform New measures announced by the Turnbull Government to address poor banking and financial services practices are still yet to go far enough in reforming the industry for consumers, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
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Oil spill now a $200m+ class action for seaweed farmers More than 13,000 Indonesian seaweed farmers whose livelihoods were devastated by an avoidable oil spill on the Montara oil field will today launch a class action in Sydney’s Federal Court.
Tuesday, 2 August 2016
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School pays record amount in penalties and legal costs after fixed-term fight A major Melbourne independent school has paid more than $440,000 in penalties and costs after it was found to have contravened the Fair Work Act by hindering and obstructing a union investigation into teachers’ employment arrangements.
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
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Bank fees case highlights need for better consumer protection The Government will have to act if consumers are to be protected from bank gouging over fees following today’s High Court judgment that went against customers in the bank fees class action, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Friday, 15 July 2016
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VW, Audi, Porsche 3-litre fix rejected by US authorities In a damning letter to Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), in conjunction with the US Environmental Protection Agency, has rejected a further proposed company fix for 3-litre diesel vehicles impacted by the global emissions scandal.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
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Industry shake-up needed to eradicate Black Lung in Queensland A damning report released today into black lung disease has highlighted the urgent need for more stringent oversight within the coal mining industry to ensure proper monitoring, testing and checks are undertaken to protect workers, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.