Toyota could pay more than $2 billion to customers in class action over faulty DPFs

Toyota could end up paying more than $2 billion to customers as part of an Australian class action that challenged the auto giant over faulty diesel particulate filters in some of its top-selling cars. In a Federal Court judgement handed down last week, Justice Michael Lee found Toyota customers purchased vehicles with defects and as a result, the value of their cars was reduced by 17.5 per cent on the average retail price, or more than $7,000 per car. Balance Legal Capital is funding the claim.

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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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