Sector: Consumer & retail

Federal Court sinks class action waiver clause

October 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Federal Court of Australia has recently dismissed an application to stay part of a class action commenced on behalf of passengers aboard the Ruby Princess during its ill-fated voyage in early 2020. The significance...

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InCompetition | penalty units

Penalty units balloon

July 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth penalty units increased on 1 July 2020 for the first time in three years....

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The Full Court’s recent decision in Geowash confirms that regulators have a powerful tool through which to address systematic unconscionable conduct...

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The definition of ‘consumer’ has been amended to cover purchases up to $100,000 (up from $40,000), with effect from 1 July 2021....

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NSW Fair Trading will be checking suppliers inform consumers of prejudicial terms. Here's what you need to know....

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Jayco pays for wheely bad representation

June 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jayco to pay penalty for false or misleading representation about consumer guarantees...

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ACCC announces 2021 Compliance and Enforcement Priorities...

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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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Reform to the UCT framework is on the horizon and Treasury recommends that UCTs attract civil pecuniary penalties...

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