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The Reject Shop fined over dangerous projectile toys
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-05 1:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Reject Shop has agreed to pay a penalty of $140,000 and will refund customers who purchased projectile toys that violate consumer protection laws. Two […]

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Reckitt Benckiser appeals Nurofen loss
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-05 11:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser has filed an appeal against GlaxoSmithKline, after a judge found the consumer goods giant misled consumers with claims that Nurofen was a more […]

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Trial set to start in Volkswagen ‘defeat device’ class actions
Class Actions 2018-03-02 8:59 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Volkwagen will face off against Australia’s consumer regulator and a Maurice Blackburn-led class representing 100,000 car owners when trial kicks off Monday in Sydney over […]

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ACCC serves Woolworths suit over ‘eco’ plates
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-02 1:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator has taken Woolworths to court, saying it made deceptive claims to consumers about the biodegradability of its ‘eco’ line of picnic products. […]

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We’re not finished! Old foes back in court over dish detergent ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-02 12:16 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Reckitt Benckiser and Procter & Gamble will go head to head again on March 12 in an urgent hearing in a consumer case over the […]

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Reckitt Benckiser sues P&G over TV commercial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-01 9:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser has brought a claim against its familiar courtroom foe – consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble – over a television commercial and in-store […]

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ACCC flags concerns over $1.3B Murray-Saputo deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-03-01 7:23 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Dairy farmers in western Victoria will be worse off and face lower raw milk prices in the future if the proposed $1.3 billion sale of […]

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Reckitt Benckiser to feel pain of GSK’s costs in Nurofen case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-28 3:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Reckitt Benckiser has been ordered to pay all of GlaxoSmithKline’s legal bill after a judge found the drug giant misled consumers with claims that Nurofen […]

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ACCC ready to tackle competition in finance sector
Financial Services 2018-02-28 2:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it is well positioned to investigate competition in the financial sector, in response to a recent report calling […]

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Takata airbag class actions to balloon following mandatory recall
Class Actions 2018-02-28 10:49 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The class actions against car companies over defective Takata airbags are expected to dramatically grow after the first-of-its-kind mandatory recall announced by the government Wednesday. […]

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