Litigation

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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Vodafone TPG merger – the key take outs

April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Court confirms it is quality not quantity of competition that counts in merger assessments...

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ACCCount on me, says the ACCC

February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

ACCC publishes report on activities for the last quarter of 2019, highlighting the regulator’s key wins, decisions and inquiries in the period...

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Volkswagon is hit with $125M penalty for breaches of the ACL...

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Tug of War: ACCC v TasPorts

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has commenced proceedings against TasPorts claiming that TasPorts misused its market power in the supply of marine services at certain Tasmanian ports in an attempt to 'capsize' an emerging competitor, Engage Marine....

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The ACCC has published its 2018/19 Annual Report, providing us with an in-depth look at its operations for the year....

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Misleading promise of ocean views leaves home owners feeling salty: Federal Court awards damages for misleading or deceptive conduct and tort of deceit in relation to sale of land in undeveloped, subdivided estate. The...

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Naut so fast

September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

After more than four years of investigations by the ACCC, on 23 August 2019 the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) charged Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean AS (WWO), a Norwegian-based global shipping company, with criminal cartel...

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The ACCC and AER's Corporate Plan highlights strategic priorities and areas of focus for 2019-20. Here's a helicopter overview of what you need to know....

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