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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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ACCC calls for mandatory dairy code of conduct
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-30 3:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator has called for a mandatory code of conduct to address the power imbalances along the dairy supply chain, a move opposed by […]

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AMP could face criminal charges, Royal Commission hears
Financial Services 2018-04-27 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

AMP could be hit with criminal charges after counsel assisting the Royal Commissioner said Friday evidence before the commission had shown the wealth management firm […]

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Judge won’t give Sexpo early peek of docs in consumer case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-26 11:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has denied an attempt by adult exhibition operator Sexpo to gain pre-litigation access to documents held by members of a movement that last […]

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Ford fined hefty $10M over dodgy PowerShift transmission
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-26 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has ruled that the Ford Motor Company of Australia engaged in unconscionable conduct towards customers complaining about their troubled PowerShift transmission systems, […]

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Court hits Telstra with $10M fine for billing practices
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-26 6:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Federal Court judge on Thursday ordered Telstra to pay $10 million in penalties after admitting it misled customers by billing them for mobile phone […]

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Etrial services provider selected for Oakmoore cartel trial
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-26 12:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An agreement has been reached on which company will provide services to assist in the upcoming high-stakes etrial between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission […]

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Facebook rejects calls for regulation amid ACCC probe
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-24 12:03 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook has struck back at calls for regulation of digital platforms that distribute news content, saying consumers stand to lose from regulatory meddling. In remarks […]

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ACCC delays announcement on WestConnex deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-04-23 10:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has delayed its decision on the proposed $2 billion acquisition of Sydney’s WestConnex toll road by the Sydney Transport […]

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