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ASIC challenge to Westpac personal advice ruling likely
Financial Services February 7, 2019 11:16 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will likely appeal a ruling that two Westpac units did not provide personal financial advice as part of a […]

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AFT agrees to temporary injunction over new Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2019 8:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has agreed to a court order temporarily restraining it from distributing point of sale material containing updated claims that its painkiller Maxigesic is […]

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Property spruiker Rick Otton drops appeal of record $6M fine
Competition & Consumer Protection January 30, 2019 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

We Buy Houses’ director Rick Otton has withdrawn his appeal of a ruling that slugged him with a $6 million fine for misleading property investors, […]

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ASIC mulls appeal of Westpac ‘personal advice’ ruling
Financial Services January 4, 2019 10:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has not ruled out a challenge to a ruling that two Westpac subsidiaries didn’t provide personal financial advice as […]

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ACCC calls for $35M fine against Empower Institute
Competition & Consumer Protection January 29, 2019 3:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a $35 million penalty against Empower Institute after the court found the vocational trainer engaged in unconscionable […]

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Property spruiker Otton can’t use Bondi estate cash for legal bills, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection December 20, 2018 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission wants to block former We Buy Houses director Rick Otton from using the proceeds from the sale of his […]

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AFT not ready to take its medicine for ‘misleading’ Maxigesic ads
Appeals February 8, 2019 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has launched a partial challenge to a court ruling that its Maxigesic ads made a number of misleading claims, including that the drug provides […]

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Ex-Radio Rentals CEO knew about misleading contracts, class action claims
Class Actions January 9, 2019 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former CEO of Radio Rentals, James Marshall, has been dragged into a consumer class action alleging he knew the home goods rental company pushed […]

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Maurice Blackburn may get $5.8M in $16.4M Cash Converters settlement
Class Actions December 10, 2018 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn stands to walk away with $5.8 million for its work on a consumer class action against Cash Converters that resulted in a $16.4 […]

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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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