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Royal Bank of Scotland settles class action at 11th hour
Securities February 15, 2018 4:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Royal Bank of Scotland has reached a settlement in a consumer protection class action on the eve of trial in the Federal Court. The […]

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BrisConnections settles $2.2B case over collapse
Competition & Consumer Protection November 15, 2017 1:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

BrisConnections’ receiver PPB Advisory has settled its $2.2 billion lawsuit against engineering consultant Arup, a court was told Monday. A lawyer for the defunct toll […]

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Meriton tried to thwart bad TripAdvisor reviews, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection November 10, 2017 10:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Property manager Meriton Property Services violated the law by trying to keep guests at its properties from posting bad reviews on TripAdvisor, the Federal Court […]

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Wesfarmers head slams dairy industry probes
Competition & Consumer Protection November 3, 2017 8:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The head of Wesfarmers has slammed inquiries into the dairy industry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Senate, saying the industry needs […]

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Seafolly suit says Seko deal no day at the beach
K&L Gates October 31, 2017 2:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Aussie swimwear company Seafolly Pty Ltd has sued two units of global logistics giant Seko Group, saying they breached Australian consumer law by misrepresenting their […]

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Cement Australia must pay ACCC legal bill
Competition & Consumer Protection October 26, 2017 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cement Australia will have to foot most of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s appeal bill, despite the regulator coming up short in its bid […]

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ASIC, banks delay rate rigging trial again as talks continue
Competition & Consumer Protection October 25, 2017 11:06 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The trial against three of Australia’s biggest banks over alleged interest rate rigging was pushed back again on Wednesday after lawyers for National Australia Bank […]

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Wine maker wants ACCC ok to bring booze to Deliveroo
Competition & Consumer Protection October 24, 2017 4:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A family-owned South Australian wine maker has asked the Australian competition regulator to bless a joint marketing effort with other wine producers, including Yalumba and […]

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ACCC has banner year for enforcement
Competition & Consumer Protection October 24, 2017 12:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator raked in sizable penalties in the past financial year, winning $41 million in competition and consumer protection matters combined. And with newly […]

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ANZ settles with ASIC on eve of trial
Financial Services October 23, 2017 12:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. has reached an 11th-hour deal with the securities regulator over allegations of interest rate rigging. On the day […]

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