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Judge clears way for college to seek appeal in ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-08 9:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Sydney-based college Unique International to pursue its appeal of a ruling in an ACCC case that found […]

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Telstra to refund customers with slow NBN speeds
Telecommunications 2017-11-08 8:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Telstra will offer refunds to some 42,000 customers after promising National Broadband Network speeds that couldn’t be delivered. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said […]

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Norton Rose admits backdating signature on filing, says court OK’d it
Norton Rose 2017-11-08 2:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Norton Rose Fulbright has admitted claims by ex-partner Thomas Patrick Martin that a lawyer for the firm retroactively signed and dated a court document, but […]

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Judge puts temporary block on Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-08 2:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a case brought by Reckitt Benckiser against Aft Pharmaceuticals over allegedly deceptive painkiller ads has blocked Aft from releasing ads that claim […]

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NZ competition cop wants to block OfficeMax deal
Corporate 2017-11-03 8:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

New Zealand has asked the country’s High Court to block Platinum Equity LLC’s bid to buy OfficeMax Holdings Limited, echoing concerns voiced by Australia’s competition […]

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Global Briefing: AT&T merger challenge, EU bias, jail time in NZ
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-03 8:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A possible challenge to the AT&T, Time Warner mega merger by the DOJ, an explanation for the EU’s fascination with U.S. tech giants, and a […]

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Wesfarmers head slams dairy industry probes
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-03 8:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The head of Wesfarmers has slammed inquiries into the dairy industry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Senate, saying the industry needs […]

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Australian Unity to pay $620,000 for altering policies mid-year
Healthcare 2017-11-03 8:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian Unity will fork over $620,000 in compensation to policy holders after an investigation by the consumer regulator found the health insurer had moved the […]

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AirAsia pays up after wrongly charging kids
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-03 8:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

AirAsia has agreed to refund thousands of passengers with children who were wrongly charged an extra $60 fee on flights from Darwin to Bali for […]

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LG appeal to clarify murky area of consumer law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2017-11-03 2:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will have another go at its case against electronics giant LG next May, according to an order Thursday, and its appeal gives the […]

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