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Apple, Google Australian class actions face filing pressures, as judge imposes tight timeframe

By Laurel Henning
  • 19 Aug 2022 01:17
  • 19 Aug 2022 01:17
Australian class actions against Apple and Google must ensure documents to sue the US arms of both companies, along with Google Asia Pacific, are sent by Sept. 7, Federal Court of Australia Judge Nye Perram has said.

In a 10-minute case-management hearing in Sydney today, Perram said he wouldn’t propose “to allow

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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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