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GSK, Novartis agree to $4.5M penalty for misleading Osteo Gel claims
Competition & Consumer Protection May 4, 2020 3:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis have agreed to a combined penalty of $4.5 million after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused the pharmaceutical giants of making […]

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‘Fanciful’: Judge tosses Queensland taxi drivers claim for losses caused by Uber
Competition & Consumer Protection May 4, 2020 2:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of Queensland taxi drivers has lost the bulk of a lawsuit seeking compensation from the state government for losses allegedly caused by ride […]

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Flight Centre dodges ACCC action, refunds COVID-19 cancellation fees
Competition & Consumer Protection May 1, 2020 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facing the threat of regulatory action and a possible class action, Flight Centre will refund thousands of customers who were charged a $300 fee for […]

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Law firm hits Uber with another class action after court loss
Class Actions April 28, 2020 12:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A plaintiffs law firm has fired off another class action against Uber after losing a bid to amend the group definition in a class action […]

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Privacy group urges ACCC to block Google, Fitbit merger
Competition & Consumer Protection April 28, 2020 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Allowing Google’s planned $3 billion acquisition of fitness device company Fitbit to go through would give the search giant “unprecedented” access to sensitive personal data […]

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Profits a big motivator for big four banks in refusing to pass on interest rate cuts, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection April 27, 2020 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Big Four banks were trying to shore up their profits when they refused to pass on home loan interest rate cuts to consumers in […]

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Scenic Tours passengers can claim damages for disappointment, High Court rules
Class Actions April 24, 2020 11:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

Passengers on 5-star European river cruises operated by Scenic Tours can claim damages for disappointment after they were forced to take buses for most of […]

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Landmark ruling nixing class closure orders likely to reach High Court
Analysis April 23, 2020 9:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A ruling Wednesday that struck down class closure orders — a device used by judges in class actions for the past two decades — has […]

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ACCC secures $14M penalty in hidden fee case against STA Travel
Competition & Consumer Protection April 23, 2020 4:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

A settlement between the ACCC and STA Travel has resulted in a penalty of $14 million after the court found the travel agency misled consumers […]

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Google likely to be forced to turn over reviewer’s ID to lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson
Defamation April 23, 2020 4:01 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Global search giant Google will likely be forced to hand over details of an online reviewer’s identity to gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson so she can […]

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