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Property spruiker Otton can’t use Bondi estate cash for legal bills, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-12-20 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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Maurice Blackburn may get $5.8M in $16.4M Cash Converters settlement
Class Actions 2018-12-10 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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Reckitt wants answers from AFT about Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-11-22 8:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser is seeking more information after advertisements for rival AFT Pharmaceuticals’ Maxigesic painkiller were found in-store and online despite the court […]

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ACCC wins record $18M fine against property spruiker We Buy Houses
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-11-15 2:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

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 2018-11-09 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 2018-10-25 10:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

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 2018-10-22 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 2018-10-05 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 2018-09-19 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 2018-09-17 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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