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ACCC lost cartel case because Loyal, Cascade were not competitors, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection August 20, 2018 11:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

The two coal companies at the centre of an ACCC case alleging an unlawful agreement to rig the tender process for mining exploration licenses were […]

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Viterra points finger at ex-employees in trial over $420M Joe White sale
Trials August 20, 2018 9:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Viterra is blaming several former employees for representations made about malt quality in the lead-up to the $420 million sale of its Joe White business to Cargill Australia in 2013.

Judge overlooked crucial evidence in Nurofen case, Full Court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection August 20, 2018 10:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge skipped vital witness testimony when he ruled Reckitt Benckiser misled consumers about the effectiveness of its Nurofen painkiller, the pharmaceutical company told the Full Federal Court Monday.

High Court to hear ASIC appeal in outback book-up case
Appeals August 20, 2018 11:25 am By Christine Caulfield

The corporate watchdog has won special leave to appeal to the High Court a ruling that found a general store owner in outback South Australia who sold cars by “book up” had not acted unconscionably.

Reckitt to seek relief from Nurofen judgment before Full Court
Appeals August 17, 2018 11:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser will try to convince the Full Federal Court on Monday that a judge got it wrong when he found it misled consumers with claims that Nurofen is a more effective pain killer than rival GlaxoSmithKline’s Panadol.

ASIC vows to pursue fees-for-no-service cases in court
Financial Services August 17, 2018 11:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate watchdog is planning to launch legal action soon over the banking industry’s fees for no service, and expects to secure $1 billion in […]

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CFMMEU faces criminal charges for scaffolding, steelfixing cartel
Competition & Consumer Protection August 16, 2018 3:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union and its ACT branch secretary have been hit with criminal charges that they engaged in a cartel […]

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ACCC hopes laundry cartel case will wash with Full Court
Appeals August 16, 2018 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court will hear arguments next week in an appeal by the ACCC over an alleged laundry detergent cartel, the first so-called hub […]

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ACCC puts Fairfax, Nine merger review on fast track
Competition & Consumer Protection August 16, 2018 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will decide by November 8 whether the proposed merger of Nine Entertainment with Fairfax Media raises competition concerns. The regulator is seeking feedback […]

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AFL, NRL clubs to fix refunds policies on merchandise after ACCC probe
Competition & Consumer Protection August 16, 2018 11:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Top AFL and NRL clubs have agreed to change their refunds and returns policies on football and rugby merchandise after an investigation by the ACCC […]

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