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Settlement talks can’t be admitted as evidence in Cargill, Viterra trial
Trials September 21, 2018 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge in the high-stakes trial over the $420 million sale of Viterra’s Joe White malt business to Cargill has denied Cargill’s request to have […]

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Arrow, Apotex win ACCC approval to create mega generic drug co.
Healthcare September 20, 2018 10:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Generic drug makers Arrow and Apotex have won the ACCC’s blessing for a tie-up that will create the largest generic drug supplier in Australia, with the competition regulator saying the deal will not substantially lessen competition.

Law firm abandons Banana Boat class action
Class Actions September 20, 2018 10:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Bannister Law has dropped its investigation of a possible class action against the makers of Banana Boat aerosol sunscreen, which faced numerous complaints by consumers […]

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Unique wins appeal of unconscionable conduct ruling
Competition & Consumer Protection September 19, 2018 4:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has overturned a win for the consumer regulator in a case against Sydney-based Unique International College, ruling that the vocational trainer’s […]

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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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Bega admits to using Kraft-branded shippers
Intellectual Property September 19, 2018 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bega has admitted to allegations by Kraft that it distributed its peanut butter in boxes with the Kraft logo on the outside, but says it […]

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Europcar admits overcharging customers, blames reservation system
Competition & Consumer Protection September 18, 2018 1:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Europcar has fired back at the consumer watchdog in an enforcement action alleging the car rental company applied excessive payment surcharges on debit and credit […]

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ACCC calls for regulation to stop airports ‘exploiting’ power
Competition & Consumer Protection September 18, 2018 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australia needs an effective regulatory regime to prevent the country’s major airports from abusing their market power, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said Tuesday. […]

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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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ASIC sues Dover Financial, director for misleading clients
Financial Services September 17, 2018 3:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has filed a lawsuit against shuttered financial adviser Dover Financial and its former director, who famously collapsed during questioning before the Royal Commission, over […]

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