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Hotel quarantine security firm sues Victoria over $9.7M in unpaid invoices
Coronavirus 2021-04-30 5:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian government has been hit with a lawsuit by a security firm tasked with looking after 12 hotels used in the state’s troubled COVID-19 […]

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Viagogo wins stay of $7M penalty after evidence of COVID-19’s ‘catastrophic’ impact
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-04 2:44 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Crying poor during COVID-19, Viagogo has won a temporary stay of a $7 million penalty imposed by a court that found the ticket reseller misled […]

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Viagogo seeks stay of $7M penalty, citing ‘catastrophic effect’ of COVID-19 pandemic
Appeals 2021-02-23 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ticket reseller Viagogo is seeking a stay of a $7 million penalty in litigation brought by the ACCC in light of the “catastrophic effect” of […]

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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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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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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 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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