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ACCC wins record $18M fine against property spruiker We Buy Houses
Competition & Consumer Protection November 15, 2018 2:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

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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Acai berry co. ends case alleging Aussie duo stole Amazon narrative
Competition & Consumer Protection November 14, 2018 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

California-based acai berry company Sambazon Inc. has resolved legal action that accused its former Australian distributors of co-opting the company’s Amazonian narrative to promote a […]

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Class members get nothing in $2.6M bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions November 13, 2018 3:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A court has signed off on a $2.6 million settlement in a class action against Endeavour Energy and two other companies over the 2013 Mt […]

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Murray Goulburn settles ACCC case over farmgate milk prices
Competition & Consumer Protection November 12, 2018 10:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Murray Goulburn and its former CEO have reached a settlement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over claims the dairy producer misled farmers in […]

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Westpac hit with $3.3M penalty in BBSW case
Financial Services November 9, 2018 8:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been ordered to pay a $3.3 million penalty for engaging in unconscionable conduct when it traded in bank bills in an attempt to influence […]

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AFT Pharma ordered to pull misleading Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection November 9, 2018 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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ACCC takes Captain Cook College to court for unconscionable conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection November 9, 2018 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online educator Captain Cook College broke the law when it enrolled thousands of students who accrued $60 million in debt but never finished their courses, […]

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ACCC won’t oppose Fairfax, Nine merger
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2018 11:25 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC said Thursday that while the merger of Fairfax Media with Nine Entertainment is likely to reduce competition among media providers, it will not […]

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Government to block $13B Chinese takeover of Australian gas network
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2018 12:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Morrison Government plans to block the $13 billion acquisition of Australian energy infrastructure business APA Group by a Hong Kong group of companies led […]

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Advangen must pay Ikon $1M for TV ads despite buyer’s remorse
Media November 7, 2018 9:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hair loss treatment company Advangen International has been ordered to fork over $940,000 to advertising agency Ikon Communications after refusing to pay for an ad […]

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