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ACCC the subject of penalty envy

April 7, 2014 | 1 Comments

In March, ASIC published a report that contrasts the penalties available to it for enforcement corporate wrongdoing with those available to regulators in overseas jurisdictions for similar types of conduct and to other regulators in...

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Days are well and truly numbered for unauthorised in-app purchases, following a spate of private and regulatory enforcement action in the United States, and the issue being firmly on the agenda of regulators in the...

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On 13 January 2014 the Office of Fair Trading charged Peter Nigel Snell with “dishonestly agreeing with others” to fix prices, rig bids and allocate the market for galvanised steel tanks, used for water storage,...

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As we previously reported, the ACCC and TPG have been battling it out in a marathon match in relation to TPG’s Unlimited ADSL2+ advertisements.  In the ads in question, TPG emphasised the fact that its...

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As previously reported in posts in November 2012 and January 2013, Justice Lander in the Federal Court found that the Jewellery Group Pty Ltd (trading as Zamel’s) made false or misleading representations in contravention of...

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The ACCC has filed proceedings in the Federal Court against Australian Power & Gas Company Ltd (APG) in relation to false or misleading representations made by sales representatives as part of their door-to-door sales of...

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Shiu Lung Leung, former senior manager in the desktop display business at AU Optronics, has been sentenced to two years in prison and a US$50,000 fine by the US District Court for the Northern District...

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The ACCC on the lookout for lemons

February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following on from our 12 tips for a safer Christmas, it seems that the ACCC has had a busy few months protecting us all from unsafe products.  Between October and December 2012 it reported 116 separate...

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Growing the penalty pie

December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The value of a Commonwealth penalty unit is set to increase for the first time in 15 years.  Penalty units are used to determine the amount payable for criminal and civil penalties under a range...

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There’s no ACCCounting for penalties

November 20, 2012 | 1 Comments

The ACCC recently released its quarterly ACCCount update of its enforcement and other activities for the July-September 2012 quarter. Headline achievements for the quarter include: collecting over $6.8 million in court penalties in enforcement cases...

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