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ACCC wins record $18M fine against property spruiker We Buy Houses
Competition & Consumer Protection November 15, 2018 2:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court on Thursday hit property spruiker We Buy Houses and its sole director, Richard ‘Rick’ Otton, with a record $18 million in total fines […]

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AFT Pharma ordered to pull misleading Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection November 9, 2018 8:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has been ordered to pull advertisements for its painkiller Maxigesic after the Federal Court ruled in favour of rival Reckitt Benckiser, finding the […]

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Full Court to hear Trident Seafoods trade mark appeal
Intellectual Property October 25, 2018 10:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

US seafood giant Trident Seafoods has filed an appeal over a trade mark registration by Australian rival Trident Foods, which will be heard by the […]

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Cash Converters to pay $16.4M to settle consumer class action
Class Actions October 22, 2018 1:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Cash Converters has reached a settlement on the eve of trial in one of two consumer class actions alleging it engaged in unconscionable conduct by […]

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Trident Foods partially sinks trade mark appeals
Intellectual Property October 5, 2018 11:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian food manufacturer Trident Foods has won a partial victory after facing two appeals from US seafood giant Trident Seafoods seeking to remove its trade […]

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Empower Institute ‘duped’ vulnerable consumers, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection September 19, 2018 7:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Vocational trainer Empower Institute engaged in unconscionable conduct by “duping” disadvantaged consumers into enrolling in courses they couldn’t afford with the promise of free laptops […]

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Kleenex flushable wipes an ‘environmental catastophe’, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection September 17, 2018 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched its opening volley against consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark Australia, saying its Kleenex ‘flushable’ wipes were unsuitable for […]

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ACCC warns telco execs will feel the heat for approving false ads
Telecommunications September 17, 2018 3:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has fired a warning shot over false advertising by telecommunications companies, saying it may bring cases against telco executives that knowingly sign off […]

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Nurofen superiority claims breached consumer law, Full Court affirms
Competition & Consumer Protection August 24, 2018 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has shot down Reckitt Benckiser’s appeal of a ruling that it misled consumers with claims that its Nurofen is a more […]

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Rinehart family feud turns on a word, High Court hears
Contracts August 22, 2018 9:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

The bitter dispute between Gina Rinehart and two of her children over billions of dollars in iron ore mining assets may come down to how […]

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