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ACCC seeks $1.2M penalty against Sumo Power for pricing bait and switch
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-17 3:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $1.2 million penalty against Victorian electric utility Sumo Power for luring customers with the promise of […]

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Full Court warned sending Epic Games lawsuit against Apple to California would have ‘chilling effect’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-09 4:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

Video game developer Epic Games has asked the Full Federal Court to overturn an “illogical” decision sending its competition lawsuit against Apple to California, saying […]

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Google wants say on whether Epic battle with Apple should be heard in Australia
Appeals 2021-05-12 3:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Internet search giant Google wants to weigh in on an appeal over whether Epic Games’ lawsuit accusing Apple of abusing its dominance in the app […]

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TasPorts agrees it misused market power, but won’t pay penalty in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-05 1:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has secured a misuse of market power declaration against Tasmanian government-owned TasPorts in the regulator’s first action under amended competition laws, but the […]

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Full Court to hear Epic’s challenge to Apple dispute being heard in the US
Appeals 2021-04-16 11:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fortnite game maker Epic Games has appealed a judge’s decision to send its misuse of market power case against Apple to California, in a significant […]

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Judge sends Epic’s competition dispute with Apple to California
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found that a clause in Apple’s agreement with developers requires that Fortnite game developer Epic Games litigate a closely watched competition lawsuit […]

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High Court to hear Glencore shipping fee fight with Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-17 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Port of Newcastle and mining giant Glencore over access charges to shipping channels used […]

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Apple doesn’t have to produce info on Australian users in Epic Games competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-03 2:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Tech giant Apple will not be forced to hand over documents about Australian users to Epic Games ahead of argument on Apple’s application to shut […]

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ACCC to sink allegations Samsung had no reasonable grounds for waterproof claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-03 4:27 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has retreated from its claim Samsung Electronics allegedly made false, misleading and deceptive representations when marketing the water resistant […]

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Ex-Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell must pay $90,000 in ASIC case
ASIC 2020-11-04 12:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ordered former Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell to pay a $90,000 penalty after a “narrow” win for ASIC in its case […]

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