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Apple settles ACCC case over iPhone repairs on eve of trial
Exclusive 2018-06-12 12:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Apple has reached an in-principle settlement with the consumer watchdog in an enforcement action over the tech giant’s repair policies, a judge was told Tuesday. […]

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Catch Group sues Kogan over ‘catch’ AdWords
Intellectual Property 2018-05-28 10:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

E-retailer Catch Group has sued competitor Kogan, saying the online retailer is violating its “catch” trademarks and the consumer law through sponsored links on Google […]

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Cash Converters pays $650,000 for breaking debt collection rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-24 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Cash Converters has agreed to pay $650,000 in a settlement with ASIC after the regulator found the retail pawnbroker routinely breached guidelines governing debt collection. […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us Australia goes into voluntary administration
Restructuring & Insolvency 2018-05-21 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Just two months after the retailer announced it would close down all of its US and UK stores, the Australian unit of Toys ‘R’ Us […]

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Blockbuster loses appeal over franchisee’s unauthorised sale
Franchises 2018-05-18 9:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blockbuster has struck out in its challenge to a ruling that it could not recover a cent from a husband and wife franchisee after the […]

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Judge bars 7-Eleven from WhatsApp message to class
Class Actions 2018-05-11 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

7-Eleven has lost its bid to use a confidential bulletin sent to class members via WhatsApp as defence evidence in an ongoing franchisee class action, […]

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Woolworths says ACCC’s claim in Eco case is embarrassing
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-04 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

“Embarrassing” is how Woolworths has described the ACCC’s claim that its line of environmentally-friendly disposable dishes doesn’t biodegrade in a reasonable amount of time. The […]

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Patents for ubiquitous fruit containers are valid, judge rules
Intellectual Property 2018-05-02 11:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

A company that owns two innovation patents covering the produce containers found in grocery stores across Australia has successfully defended the validity of the inventions […]

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Souvenir supplier sold fake Aboriginal art, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-22 1:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has accused an Aboriginal art and souvenir supplier of sourcing its products from Indonesia but falsely claiming they were made or hand painted […]

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Woolworths wins appeal of FWC’s extension in unfair dismissal case
Employment 2018-03-21 9:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

A full bench of the Fair Work Commission on Wednesday overturned a decision extending the time allowed for a Woolworths’ employee to lodge an unfair […]

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