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Europcar fined $350,000 after admitting to excessive credit card fees
Competition & Consumer Protection August 14, 2019 3:35 pm By Amelia Birnie

Global car rental company Europcar has been ordered to pay $350,000 in penalties, after admitting it charged more than 60,0000 customers excessive fees on Visa […]

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‘We’re not in the realm of snake oil’: AFT appeals Maxigesic judgment
Competition & Consumer Protection August 13, 2019 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has challenged a Federal Court decision that found its Maxisegic ads were misleading and deceptive, saying the judge “set the bar too high” […]

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$100 million class action trailblazer back in the ring with new case on behalf of farmers
Class Actions August 13, 2019 8:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

A trailblazing country lawyer who took out seven overdraft extensions to self-fund a landmark $100 million case in the early years of the federal class […]

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ACCC says five landmark cases against Google, Facebook ‘well advanced’
Competition & Consumer Protection August 13, 2019 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is preparing to launch five ground-breaking court cases against internet behemoths Google and Facebook, the regulator’s chair, Rod Sims, […]

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Ultra Tune appeals ‘manifestly excessive’ penalty for breaching Franchising Code
Competition & Consumer Protection August 12, 2019 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has argued in a Full Federal Court appeal that a $1.07 million penalty in an ACCC case was “manifestly […]

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Garuda reveals debts of $480M, but can’t dodge $19M cartel fine yet
Competition & Consumer Protection August 9, 2019 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Indonesian airline Garuda has failed in its bid to stay a $19 million penalty for its role in a fuel surcharge cartel after telling the […]

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Full Court docket stacked with class action appeals
Appeals August 8, 2019 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court is set to hear appeals in four class actions in the August sitting, giving the court a chance to address important […]

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Viagogo ordered to hand over slew of financial docs ahead of penalty hearing
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2019 3:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won its bid for a year’s worth of financial statements from Viagogo, after successfully arguing the online ticket […]

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No whey: ACCC airs concerns about Saputo bid for Lion’s Tassie cheese business
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2019 8:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about a proposed acquisition by Canadian dairy producer Saputo of competitor Lion Dairy’s cheese processing plants, […]

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HealthEngine accused of hiding negative reviews, selling patient data to insurers
Competition & Consumer Protection August 8, 2019 3:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

Online medical booking platform HealthEngine is facing legal action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, accused of hiding 17,000 negative reviews, altering thousands of […]

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