Litigation

Lorna Jane runs into trouble of viral proportions

December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The clothes manufacturer will be actively wearing penalties, declarations and other court-ordered relief if the ACCC’s case against Lorna Jane succeeds. The ACCC has commenced proceedings against women’s activewear company Lorna Jane Pty Ltd and Ms...

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The ACCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Peters Ice Cream) in the first exclusive dealing action commenced by the ACCC in approximately two years....

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Bringing contempt to ACCCount

October 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has demonstrated once again that it will pursue contempt actions in a range of contexts....

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On 29 September 2020, the Full Federal Court unanimously dismissed an appeal brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Woolworths. The appeal concerned environmental claims made by Woolworths about their “W Select...

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On 31 August 2020, the ACCC and AER released their Corporate Plan for 2020 to 2021 (the Plan). The Plan refreshes the regulators’ key strategic priorities, activities and capabilities over the next twelve months. The...

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The Full Federal Court has unanimously dismissed the ACCC’s appeal against TPG Internet Pty Ltd in relation to the marketing and sale of TPG’s mobile, internet and home telephone services plans with a “prepayment” of...

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The ACCC has published its quarterly ACCCount report for 1 January to 31 March 2020, providing insights into its performance and activities over that period...

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A rare High Court case in relation to misleading or deceptive conduct instructs us that where termination of an agreement is induced by misleading or deceptive conduct, the wrongdoer, not the claimant, bears the onus...

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Under the new ACL penalty regime, the Federal Court has ordered that STA Travel pay a pecuniary penalty of $14 million for making representations that were false, misleading or deceptive....

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The High Court of Australia allowed an appeal in the Scenic Tours class action, holding that damages for disappointment and distress for breach of contract or the consumer guarantees are not precluded by the non-economic...

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