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Covid outbreak on Ruby Princess ‘not an accident’ and cruise should never have sailed, court told

Charterer Carnival and shipowner Princess Cruise Lines are facing a class action currently being heard by Australia’s Federal Court over claims they were responsible for the 2020 Covid outbreak on cruise ship the Ruby Princess, which allegedly led to 663 people catching Covid and 28 people dying. The class action is backed by funder Balance Legal Capital, with Shine Lawyers representing the class.

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Toyota faces $2 billion class action as 260,000 Aussies affected by ‘defective’ vehicles

Car giant Toyota is appealing an Australian class action ruling that could see more than 260,000 consumers receive damages totalling an eye-watering $2 billion. The Federal Court ruled against Toyota in a landmark judgment in April. Toyota will be challenging the “factual and legal basis for the award of damages. Commenced in 2019 with the backing of Balance Legal Capital, the class action centres on faulty diesel particulate filters used in the affected vehicles.

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Balance backs new collective claim against Apple

Balance Legal Capital is backing a proposed £768 million collective claim in the UK against Apple Inc. and its subsidiaries in relation to automatic iOS updates which included a throttling feature that led to unexpected shutdowns or poor device performance. The claim is being filed with the Competition Appeal Tribunal on an opt-out basis. Law firm Charles Lyndon is representing the proposed class representative. 

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