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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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Judge overlooked crucial evidence in Nurofen case, Full Court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection August 20, 2018 10:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge skipped vital witness testimony when he ruled Reckitt Benckiser misled consumers about the effectiveness of its Nurofen painkiller, the pharmaceutical company […]

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Optus, Telstra reach deal over ‘Unlimited’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection August 14, 2018 10:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

A claim for damages by Optus over Telstra’s ‘Unlimited’ ad campaign, which was found to be misleading and deceptive, appears to have been resolved by […]

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Radio Rentals may have ducked credit obligations with ‘strange’ contracts, court told
Class Actions August 9, 2018 9:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister for a class action against Radio Rentals has told the Federal Court the company’s “strange” lease contracts may have been worded to avoid […]

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Nudie family loses bid for frozen assets to fund legal woes
Appeals July 23, 2018 9:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has dismissed an application by tax lawyer Michael Binetter and his wife Suzanne Binetter to dip into over $3 million in frozen […]

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Radio Rentals class slammed for delaying proceedings
Class Actions July 19, 2018 9:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

A barrister representing Radio Rentals in a class action alleging its rental practices violated responsible lending laws has told a Federal Court judge that repeated […]

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