price fixing

Online retail markets remain focus of enforcement action...

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ACCC puts blender supplier in a spin

August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

In May, we reported on the ACCC’s investigation into a KitchenAid supplier, resulting in Peter McInnes Pty Ltd giving the ACCC a court enforceable undertaking to refrain from engaging in resale price maintenance for two...

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Disk drive error, please restart your computer

December 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hewlett Packard (HP) and Acer have both commenced action against a number of optical disk drive companies alleging that they have conspired to fix prices.  HP kicked things off by commencing proceedings in the Federal...

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The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) co-operative has announced that it has reached a settlement agreement in a portion of a class action alleging price fixing activities. DFA has not admitted any wrongdoing but has...

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Online real estate listing company All Homes Pty Ltd has provided the ACCC with a court enforceable undertaking following concerns that All Homes had attempted to induce an understanding between real estate agents as to...

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What do Bing Lee, David Jones, JB Hi-Fi, Radio Rentals and Winning Appliances all have in common?  They’re all members of the National Associated Retail Traders of Australia (“NARTA”), a large independent electrical buying group....

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Apple and publishers in EC’s bad (e)books

December 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

The European Commission (EC) has settled its investigation into the potential e-book price fixing practices of Apple and four of the world’s largest publishers following commitments from Apple and each of the publishers to cease...

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Rocky road ahead

December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cadbury, Hershey, Mars and Nestlé, which collectively account for 76% of the chocolate market in the US, have been sued by a grocery wholesaler for price-fixing in the District Court of Kansas. The action was...

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JFTC puts the brakes on car parts cartelists

December 5, 2012 | 1 Comments

The 22nd of November 2012 was a rather unpleasant day for four Japanese car parts companies, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Mitsuba Corp., T.Rad Co. and Calsonic Kansei Corp., who were found guilty by the Japan Fair Trade...

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