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Geowash misled franchisees about car wash costs, court finds
Franchise February 11, 2019 4:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Car wash franchisor Geowash misled franchisees about how much revenue they could expect to earn per month and acted unconscionably in its charging practices, the […]

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AFT not ready to take its medicine for ‘misleading’ Maxigesic ads
Appeals February 8, 2019 10:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AFT Pharmaceuticals has launched a partial challenge to a court ruling that its Maxigesic ads made a number of misleading claims, including that the drug provides […]

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Court overturns $2.8M Microsoft IP judgment against computer retailer
Intellectual Property February 7, 2019 10:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Melbourne computer retailer has won its appeal of a $2.8 million damages award for allegedly violating Microsoft’s Windows 7 IP, with a judge overturning […]

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Food franchisors to face ACCC scrutiny
Franchise February 7, 2019 7:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Café, restaurant and take away food services franchisors, which have faced criticism and litigation for allegedly misleading franchisees, will now face heightened scrutiny from the […]

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Optus hit with $10M fine for misleading customers over mobile phone bills
Competition & Consumer Protection February 6, 2019 2:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

Optus has been ordered to pay $10 million in penalties for billing unwitting customers for premium mobile phone services, the consumer regulator said Wednesday. Federal […]

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Pitcher Partners appeals $5.6M damages award over concealed accounting error
Competition & Consumer Protection February 5, 2019 2:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners will challenge a ruling that it owes a NSW bus operator $5.6 million in damages for fraudulently concealing a costly amortisation […]

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Federal Court to get white collar crime caseload
White Collar February 5, 2019 10:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The government has thrown its support behind a proposal to give the Federal Court jurisdiction to hear white collar criminal matters. In its response to […]

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BlueScope wins confidentiality order in Aurizon collusion case
Competition & Consumer Protection February 5, 2019 3:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The court overseeing the ACCC’s collusion case against rail freight operators Aurizon and Pacific National has granted a confidentiality request by BlueScope Steel over documents subpoenaed […]

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ASIC bans Commonwealth Bank from charging ongoing service fee
Financial Services February 4, 2019 1:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has ordered Commonwealth Bank to immediately stop charging customers service fees, after the bank violated the terms of an […]

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Barristers suing DLA Piper over $370,000 in fees did not do all the work, court told
Business of Law February 4, 2019 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Two barristers suing DLA Piper over $370,000 in fees did not perform all the work for which they billed the law firm, a court heard […]

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