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Apple, Google Australian class action fails to expand financial-document access

By Laurel Henning
  • 24 May 2023 04:09
  • 24 May 2023 04:09

Australian class action claimants against Apple and Google have failed today to expand their document access requests to the tech giants to include intangible assets. Appearing before a Sydney court on behalf of claimants, lawyer John Sheahan said his clients were trying to address a “gap” in documents handed to game

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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