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Car rental company ordered to recover deleted emails in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection October 17, 2019 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Car rental company Australian 4WD Hire will need to take steps to recover deleted, allegedly threatening emails after a court found it had not complied […]

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Judge ‘outraged’ by terms of ACCC’s $75M dieselgate settlement with VW
Competition & Consumer Protection October 16, 2019 8:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge is considering whether he can increase a record $75 million civil penalty settlement reached by Volkswagen and the ACCC over the dieselgate scandal, after saying the people of Australia would be “upset” if they knew about some of the “outrageous” terms to which the consumer watchdog had agreed.

Medibank admits to violating consumer law with insurance cover fail
Competition & Consumer Protection October 16, 2019 1:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Health insurer Medibank has admitted to engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct when it falsely told consumers they were not eligible for certain coverage under […]

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Target, Big W admit breaking the law in dealings with customers, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection October 15, 2019 1:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Retailers Target and Big W have admitted they breached the consumer laws and potentially misled customers complaining about faulty Sony PlayStations and Dyson appliances, the […]

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Big Four banks face ACCC probe over refusal to pass on home loan interest rate cuts
Competition & Consumer Protection October 14, 2019 12:02 pm By Amelia Birnie

The ACCC will immediately commence a wide-ranging homes loans inquiry at the direction of the Federal Government, including an investigation into the banking sector’s refusal […]

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ACCC probe to put spotlight on NBN wholesale pricing
Competition & Consumer Protection October 14, 2019 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog has launched an inquiry into wholesale NBN charges paid by retailers, focusing on whether pricing for basic broadband products was fair and […]

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‘Only briefed yesterday’: Arnold Bloch Leibler barrister raises ire in class action
Class Actions October 11, 2019 9:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Counsel for a class action against Arnold Bloch Leibler alleging negligence over advice to Slater & Gordon has criticised the law firm’s barrister for seeking […]

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TPG ‘vindicated’ by dismissal of ACCC case over non-refundable customer prepayments
Competition & Consumer Protection October 11, 2019 3:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

Internet provider TPG says it has been “vindicated” by a judge’s decision to throw out the consumer watchdog’s case over allegedly unfair contract terms that […]

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Judge refuses access to insurance policy in Advanta Seeds class action
Class Actions October 10, 2019 5:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in a farming class action brought against Advanta Seeds over allegedly contaminated sorghum have been denied access to the defendant’s insurance policy documents, […]

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ACCC approves Viva Energy’s bid for Liberty Oil’s wholesale business
Competition & Consumer Protection October 10, 2019 12:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The competition regulator has signed off on Viva Energy’s proposed acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent of Liberty Oil’s wholesale business, saying the deal […]

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