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Viagogo loses appeal of $7M penalty for duping consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-05-18 2:03 pm By Sam Matthews

Viagogo has lost a bid to overturn a $7 million penalty handed down after a judge found the ticket reseller misled customers on an “industrial […]

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Judge signs off on $32M in penalties against Westpac
Financial Services 2022-04-21 3:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has approved $32 million in penalties against Westpac in two cases brought by the corporate regulator accusing the bank of misleading thousands of […]

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Smile Direct Club bites back in lawsuit over teeth straightener claims
ACCC 2022-04-07 10:10 pm By Sam Matthews

The maker of the popular Invisalign dental aligners may soon face a cross-claim from competitor SmileDirectClub, which it sued for allegedly misleading consumers about the […]

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J&J won’t contest follow-on pelvic mesh class action
Product Liability 2022-04-04 5:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An additional 1,200 women who were implanted with defective pelvic mesh devices will be eligible for compensation after Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon agreed that […]

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Ill-fated cartel case shows ACCC should stay out of financial markets, ex-Deutsche Bank CEO says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 7:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CDPP’s decision to drop all criminal cartel charges against two banks and four individuals in a “test case” over a $2.5 billion ANZ share […]

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Charges dropped in landmark criminal cartel case over $2.5B ANZ share placement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 11:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

In a stunning reversal, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution has dropped all criminal cartel charges against two investment banks and four individuals in relation […]

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Barrister faces discipline after ‘gut-feeling’ prompts unfounded allegations against solicitor
Legal Ethics 2021-12-23 6:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Sydney-based barrister has been reprimanded for relying on his “gut feeling” in making baseless accusations of misconduct against the principal of a law firm. […]

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ACCC staff training ‘inadequate’ during bank cartel probe, court hears
Financial Services 2021-12-10 3:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A senior ACCC officer has been grilled on whether staff training on criminal cartel investigations was “inadequate” while the competition regulator ran a cartel probe […]

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ACCC trying to ‘fit a square peg into a round hole’ with bank cartel case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 4:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The ACCC has been accused of running a “experimental test case” that tries to fit the shares market within the scope of the Competition and […]

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Training college AIPE hit with record $153M penalty for ‘unconscionable’ enrolment system
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 1:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Collapsed NSW training company Australian Institute of Professional Education has been slugged with a $153 million penalty, the highest ever fine in a consumer law […]

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