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Judge gave short shrift to ACCC in Medibank case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-19 2:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who sided with Medibank in the ACCC’s failed case last year paid little attention to one of the consumer regulator’s central arguments against […]

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Judge issues mixed costs ruling in printer cartridge patent suit
Intellectual Property 2018-02-16 8:03 pm By Jennifer Cooke

A Federal Court judge issued a mixed costs ruling Friday in a printer cartridge patent dispute, ordering Calidad to pay three-quarters of Epson’s patent bills […]

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ANZ fined $5M over lending practices
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-16 11:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge in Melbourne has slapped Australia and New Zealand Banking Group with a $5 million fine for failing to properly vet customers’ […]

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New law targets predatory credit card lending
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-16 10:13 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A new bill that will crack down on predatory credit card lending practices sailed through Parliament on Thursday, the first reforms to pass in the […]

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Financial complaints watchdog set for 2018 launch
Financial Services 2018-02-15 1:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian consumers will soon be able to lodge complaints about banks and other financial institutions with a newly established body overseen by the securities regulator. […]

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First criminal cartel case brought against Aussie co.
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-15 1:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

In the first criminal prosecution of its kind against an Australian corporation, prosecutors on Thursday charged a Victorian health care company and its managing director […]

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NSW appeals court upholds $7M judgment against teleco
Appeals 2018-02-14 9:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Wholesale satellite broadband provider Ipstar Australia has lost a bid to overturn a $7 million judgment against it for allegedly providing defective equipment and engaging […]

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CFMEU hit with record $1M fine for secondary boycott
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-14 8:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union has been hit with a record $1 million fine for secondary boycotts at construction sites around Melbourne, a big […]

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Judge mulls VW disclosures ahead of first ‘dieselgate’ trial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-14 7:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge may rule as early as Friday on whether Volkswagen should be required to answer questions about alleged emissions defeat device software […]

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Vodafone ordered to pay ACCC, Telstra legal bills
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-02-13 8:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Vodafone will have to cough up $295,000 to cover the legal bills of the ACCC and Telstra after falling short in its bid for judicial […]

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