Wednesday, 27 July 2016Media statements -
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 2016Media statements -
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 2016Media statements -
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.
Thursday, 7 July 2016Media statements -
Volkswagen ordered to provide more answers in Australia Volkswagen has again been subjected to Federal Court orders to produce more answers, documents and detail on the global diesel emissions scandal that has impacted around 100,000 Australian motorists involved in the Maurice Blackburn consumer class action.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016Media statements -
VW to settle in US but continue treating Australia as a backwater In the wake of reports that VW is preparing to pay more than $10billion ($USD) in compensation to US motorists affected by the dieselgate emissions scandal, Senior Associate on the Maurice Blackburn Lawyers' VW class action, Angus Francis, had this to say:
Wednesday, 22 June 2016Media statements -
Court endorses progress on thousands of bushfire claims As most group members would be aware, the Black Saturday bushfire class action settlement process has been subject to ongoing oversight by the Court at regular case management conferences (CMC), regarding progress on achieving a full and fair distribution to group members in the successful bushfire class action cases (both Kilmore and Murrindindi).
Tuesday, 14 June 2016Media statements -
Register for free asbestos testing before time runs out Leading asbestos law firm, Maurice Blackburn is urging home-owners in NSW to register for free asbestos contamination testing before time runs out.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016Media statements -
Federal Court hands down huge penalties over unlawful practices and the hindrance of attempts by the union to inspect teachers’ contracts The Federal Court has ordered the Australian International Academy of Education to pay what is believed to be the largest penalties ever awarded against an Australian school.
Tuesday, 7 June 2016Media statements -
Improved regulation and better education needed around those performing cosmetic surgeries and procedures Allowing unregistered and unqualified people to perform invasive cosmetic procedures on you in an unsterile environment is not worth the risk, according to Maurice Blackburn Principal Dimitra Dubrow.
Friday, 3 June 2016Media statements -
La Trobe University given until Monday to withdraw suspension and allegations against Safe Schools academic Roz Ward Maurice Blackburn has written to La Trobe University Vice Chancellor John Dewar calling for Victorian Safe Schools Co-Ordinator and academic Roz Ward to be reinstated following her suspension earlier this week.