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Viagogo appeals $7M penalty for duping consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-02 1:42 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Viagogo has appealed a $7 million penalty handed down after a judge found the ticket reseller had misled consumers into thinking it was an official […]

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Viagogo slugged with $7M penalty for duping customers on ‘industrial scale’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-10-02 2:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Viagogo has been ordered to pay a $7 million penalty for misleading customers into thinking the ticket reseller was an official vendor and failing to […]

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Oscar Wylee fined $3.5M for its ‘betrayal’ of consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-18 1:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Eyewear retailer Oscar Wylee has been fined $3.5 million for its misleading ‘Buy a pair, Give a pair’ promotion, with a judge calling the representations […]

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ACCC calls for $3.5M penalty for Oscar Wylee’s ‘brazen’ charity misrepresentations
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-15 7:46 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The ACCC has asked a court to impose a $3.5 million penalty against eyewear retailer Oscar Wylee for making misleading representations about its charitable donations […]

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ACCC loses appeal in TPG ‘prepayment’ case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-30 3:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has come up short in its challenge to a ruling that dismissed its case against TPG over contract terms […]

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Aurora Funds loses challenge to ruling over soured Molopo Energy takeover
Corporate 2020-04-21 12:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has upheld two decisions by the Australian Government Takeovers Panel that a bid by asset manager Aurora Funds Management to replace Molopo Energy’s […]

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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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ACCC to challenge dismissal of TPG case over non-refundable prepayments
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-11-08 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog is appealing a ruling dismissing its case against TPG over contract terms that allowed the internet provider to keep customers’ unused prepaid […]

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TPG ‘vindicated’ by dismissal of ACCC case over non-refundable customer prepayments
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-10-11 3:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Internet provider TPG says it has been “vindicated” by a judge’s decision to throw out the consumer watchdog’s case over allegedly unfair contract terms that […]

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Viagogo ordered to hand over slew of financial docs ahead of penalty hearing
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-08-08 3:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won its bid for a year’s worth of financial statements from Viagogo, after successfully arguing the online ticket […]

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