Litigation

HKCC primacy

Damages claim gets red light

May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Court confirms stand-alone private enforcement of Hong Kong’s competition law not permitted...

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Penalty units set to increase from $180 to $210 from 1 July 2017...

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In what might be one of the last cases prosecuted under the current version of the ‘misuse of market power’ prohibition in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), the ACCC has commenced proceedings against...

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A recent dispute between fierce digital and media rivals highlights the importance of making accurate claims when advertising and when broad claims become more than just ‘puff’...

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ACCC commences proceedings against Western Australian building company Aveling Homes regarding online reviews ...

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The Federal Court has dismissed proceedings brought by the ACCC against a number of electrical cable manufacturers and wholesalers, and their executives, for alleged cartel and exclusionary conduct in relation to the acquisition and supply...

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Misuse of market power bill continues its journey

February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Senate Economics Legislation Committee recommends that that the Government’s bill to amend Australia’s misuse of market power laws be passed...

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Show me the money

February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims promises to seek higher pecuniary penalties in the courts....

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Steam-powered penalty for Valve’s online games

January 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

A $3 million penalty for a large foreign corporation sounds another warning about misrepresentations regarding Australian consumer guarantees...

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Mind the Gap

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Federal Court clears Woolworths in unconscionability action. The Federal Court has found that Woolworths did not engage in unconscionable conduct ...

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