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Dealership to pay damages

A Porsche dealership has been ordered to pay damages and legal fees after it sold a rare Porsche to the wrong buyer. (more…)


$37k for ‘lemon’

A couple has been refunded $37,000 after buying an ex-demonstration Ford Focus Trend at a dealership in Nelson. (more…)


Volkswagen sued in States

The Justice Department has sued Volkswagen over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the US – potentially exposing the company to billions in fines for clean air violations. (more…)

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Claim for $1.25m in fraud case

Dunedin City Council is aiming to secure more than $1 million in damages from the estate of former Citifleet team leader, Brent Bachop. (more…)


Loan-shark laws snare lender

An unlicensed money lender has been fined $30,000 in Auckland District Court and all of the company’s loan contracts have been extinguished meaning debtors don’t have to pay back outstanding money under them. (more…)


Con artist granted parole

The woman at the centre of a fraud targeting the car dealership where she worked has been granted parole. (more…)



Class action in VW scandal

A class action being organised by a law firm Wellington is open for the owners of about 8,500 vehicles in New Zealand embroiled in the Volkswagen Group’s emissions scandal to join. (more…)

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Loan-shark laws net lender

A finance provider convicted of failing to disclose key information to borrowers in the Chinese community was “an unscrupulous lender” who charged “exorbitant and appalling” rates. (more…)


Millions in settlement for lawsuits

General Motors (GM) will pay US$575 million to settle hundreds of civil lawsuits filed against it over faulty ignition switches in its small cars. (more…)



Ruling on fuel figures

The Disputes Tribunal has ruled in favour of a consumer who made an application based on a vehicle’s fuel-economy figures. (more…)

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Advice on fuel figures

Car dealers have been advised to stick to official figures when providing consumers with statistics and other information about fuel economy. (more…)

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