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Apple, Google face new Australian class actions over app-store policies

By Laurel Henning
  • 22 Jul 2022 04:30
  • 22 Jul 2022 04:30
Apple and Google are facing a string of new class actions in Australia over the policies of both companies’ app stores, with law firm Maurice Blackburn telling a court today that it needs two months to finalize its lawsuit.

The appearance of lawyer Shipra Chordia before Federal Court of Australia Judge Nye

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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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