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In win for ACCC, Full Court says vulnerability not essential to proving unconscionable conduct
Appeals 2021-03-22 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has ruled that unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law is not confined to exploitation of vulnerable parties, in an “extremely […]

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High Court won’t hear Melco’s challenge to doc production order in Crown inquiry
Securities 2020-06-10 2:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hong Kong-based casino group Melco Resorts has lost an application for special leave to the High Court to weigh in on a ruling that a […]

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Court suppresses details of Grosvenor, Vannin co-funding agreement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-18 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted a request from Grosvenor Litigation Services, the funder that backed two class actions against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal, to […]

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ACCC says lower fine ‘appropriate’ in VW appeal of record $125M ‘dieselgate’ penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-05 12:58 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission maintains its $75 million settlement agreement with Volkswagen over the emissions cheating scandal was “appropriate”, as VW progresses its […]

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Debt collector Panthera Finance must pay $500,000 for harassing consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-16 8:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s second largest debt recovery agency has been ordered to pay $500,000 after the company admitted breaching Australia’s consumer laws by unduly harassing and misleading […]

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Judge fines Volkswagen $125M after slamming ‘manifestly inadequate’ ACCC settlement
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-12-20 11:45 am By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has slapped Volkswagen with a record $125 million penalty over its emissions cheating scandal after expressing outrage at a “manifestly inadequate” […]

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Judge ‘outraged’ by terms of ACCC’s $75M dieselgate settlement with VW
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-10-16 8:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge is considering whether he can increase a record $75 million civil penalty settlement reached by Volkswagen and the ACCC over the dieselgate scandal, […]

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Insurance director’s royal commission comments create ‘forensic challenge’ in ASIC case, judge says
Insurance 2019-10-04 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Comments made by the director of three firms accused of pushing life insurance onto vulnerable consumers during the banking royal commission may come back to […]

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VW reaches in-principle dieselgate agreement with ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-23 2:10 pm By Amelia Birnie

Volkswagen is nearing the end of the road of the dieselgate scandal in Australia, as the car company agrees to an in-principle resolution of enforcement […]

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‘That’s something that happens in Victoria’: NSW judge hesitant to reallocate VW class actions settlement approval
Class Actions 2019-09-16 10:22 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing multiple class actions against Volkswagen over its dieselgate emissions scandal has said he will “need persuading” before reallocating the settlement approval to […]

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