Litigation

How amendments to the regulation of EFTPOS surcharges will affect both businesses and consumers in Australia...

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The consumer regulator is once again cracking down on products that claim to provide ‘targeted pain relief’...

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It’s been just under a year since the introduction of the new business-to-business unfair contract terms law, and the ACCC has moved swiftly from education and industry reviews to enforcing and testing the law...

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ACCC beaten by egg producers in the Full Court

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Full Federal Court dismisses the ACCC’s appeal in its case against the Australian Egg Corporation and others for attempting to induce egg producers to reduce the supply of eggs...

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Sims’ spotlight on banks, NBN, cars

August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has recently made statements that shed light on the ACCC's enforcement priorities for 2017 and his views on his legacy....

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The European Commission has fined Google EUR 2.42 billion - the largest ever levied against a single company for an EU antitrust violation...

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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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