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Judge can’t swallow wheat grass passing off case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-04 1:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit by an international health food supplement maker that accused its former Australian distributor of passing off its own […]

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Air New Zealand to face the music in cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-03 9:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The long awaited second phase in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s cartel proceedings against Air New Zealand has been set down for June 27, […]

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HP to pay up for blocking third-party ink cartridges
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-03 5:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

HP has agreed to refund customers in Australia after admitting it used secret software to block third-party ink cartridges from working on certain HP printers. […]

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J&J hits back at expanded pelvic mesh class
Class Actions 2018-05-03 5:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Johnson & Johnson has struck back at an amended statement of claim filed in a class action over allegedly defective pelvic mesh, saying that lead […]

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ACCC seeks more info on Pacific National, Aurizon merger
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-03 3:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking more information from Pacific National and Aurizon on their proposed merger, after the regulator’s preliminary review found […]

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Pharma regulator seeks input on ad complaints
Healthcare 2018-05-02 11:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is seeking feedback on its proposed process for handling advertising complaints when stricter new advertising rules for therapeutic products take effect […]

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Financial complaints board takes shape
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-02 4:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority is gearing up for a launch later this year, with four new board members announced this week. The Hon Kelley […]

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Heinz appeals ruling over sugary kids snacks
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-02 2:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

H.J. Heinz Company Australia Ltd has filed an appeal after a Federal Court found it made misleading claims about the health benefits of its Little […]

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Wheelie bin battle rolls into damages phase
Intellectual Property 2018-05-01 11:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Wheelie bin maker Mastec Australia needs a broad range of evidence to calculate the damages resulting from the misuse of its bin designs by rival […]

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Ultra Tune’s misleading conduct “egregious”, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-05-01 10:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ultra Tune was “cavalier and careless” in its attitude towards its franchisees, the ACCC told the Federal Court Tuesday at the start of a four-day […]

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