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Group members to get $100 or less under $1.5M ANZ class action settlement
Class Actions December 6, 2019 1:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has given the green light to a $1.5 million settlement in a long-running class action against ANZ alleging it slapped customers with illegal […]

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JPMorgan witnesses grilled as banks seek to poke holes in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 5, 2019 9:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two key witnesses from JPMorgan have been grilled by lawyers for three major investments banks named in a high-stakes criminal cartel case as the banks seek to cast doubt on how the ACCC gathered evidence during its almost two-year cartel investigation.

Coles to pay $5.25M to Norco dairy farmers after ACCC investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection December 5, 2019 4:28 pm By Tasnuva Bindi

Coles has agreed to pay about $5.25 million to dairy co-operative Norco after an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission found the supermarket giant failed to pass on the full price rise it charged consumers for Coles-branded fresh milk as it promised to do.

Sony skips level in ACCC’s PlayStation lawsuit
Competition & Consumer Protection December 4, 2019 3:49 pm By Tasnuva Bindi

A Federal Court judge has vacated a hearing on liability in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s lawsuit against Sony alleging the entertainment company misled […]

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Domino’s attacks class action, says franchisee representations were opinion not fact
Class Actions December 3, 2019 11:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Fast food giant Domino’s has denied allegations that it violated consumer law with the representations it made to franchisees about the agreements its workers were […]

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‘Consumers would be shocked’: ACCC condemns loyalty scheme privacy policies
Competition & Consumer Protection December 3, 2019 1:14 pm By Hannah Gee

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has put supermarkets, airlines and hotels on notice about their customer loyalty schemes, calling for broader legislative reforms to […]

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Sydney lawyer on the hook for ‘actively concealing’ Peter Foster’s sports betting scam
Class Actions December 2, 2019 11:43 am By Miklos Bolza

Investors who sank $12.3 million into a fraudulent sports betting scheme run by convicted conman Peter Foster lost money because a Sydney lawyer failed to […]

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Optus hit with $6.4M fine for misleading NBN email
Competition & Consumer Protection November 29, 2019 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has slapped Optus with a $6.4 million penalty for sending a misleading email to 138,988 mobile customers informing them their broadband […]

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ACCC wins unconscionable conduct case against private college AIPE
Education November 28, 2019 10:07 pm By Hannah Gee

The ACCC has won its latest consumer protection case against a vocational college, with a judge finding the Australian Institute of Professional Education engaged in […]

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Competition watchdog keeps up fight for lower access fees at Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection November 28, 2019 9:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has taken its long-running battle over access fees at the Port of Newcastle to the Federal Court, challenging a re-arbitration decision that overturned […]

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