Sector: Health & pharmaceuticals

With Federal Parliament already considering increases to the maximum pecuniary penalties for non-compliance with certain sections of the Australia Consumer Law (ACL) (see our article here), a Bill to implement other changes to ACL was...

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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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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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No major surgery to the ACL – but rehab likely...

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Who’s the biggest loser?

May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Federal Court has imposed a penalty of $3.55M against SensaSlim and $660,000 against Peter Foster for engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct and making false representations...

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ACCC’s big week of penalties

May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The past week has seen the Federal Court of Australia hand down pecuniary penalties in five different matters – bringing a total of $38 million for the ACCC. These penalties were ordered against a backdrop...

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What the effects test means for business

March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Government proposal to amend misuse of market power provision in Australia has potential to heighten uncertainty...

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Lights out for Lumosity misrepresentations in US

February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Penalty or compensation, and how much is enough for a regulatory settlement?...

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What a year InCompetition!

December 24, 2015 | 1 Comments

InCompetition looks back at some of the key events in competition law from 2015 and wishes readers a happy festive season...

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