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Reckitt using court to beat competitors, AFT tells judge in spat over Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2019 3:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

AFT Pharmaceuticals has accused Nuremol maker Reckitt Benckiser of “happily advertising away” while using the court to shut down AFT’s ads for rival painkiller Maxigesic. […]

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Ultra Tune to fight $2.6M fine for misleading franchisee, fabricating evidence
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2019 3:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ultra Tune is challenging a court ruling that socked it with a $2.6 million penalty in a case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer […]

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Kmart ordered to hand over docs in cargo pants IP dispute
Intellectual Property March 27, 2019 3:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kmart has been ordered to produce more documents related to changes made to the designs for its men’s cargo pants and shorts in a lawsuit […]

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Click Energy to pay $900,000 for misleading customers about their power bills
Competition & Consumer Protection March 26, 2019 10:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Electricity retailer Click Energy has been ordered to pay $900,000 in penalties for misleading consumers about discounts on their energy bills. Federal Court Justice John […]

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Jewellery retailer Pandora admits misleading customers over refund rights
Competition & Consumer Protection March 22, 2019 11:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Jewellery brand Pandora has admitted it misled customer about ther rights to get a refund on faulty items and may have breached consumer laws, the […]

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ACCC won’t block $285M merger to create IP law giant
Intellectual Property March 21, 2019 8:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the merger of two companies that own some of Australia’s largest intellectual property boutiques. The merger […]

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ACCC decision on $15B TPG, Vodafone tie-up expected in May
Competition & Consumer Protection March 20, 2019 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will announce in May whether it will approve the proposed $15 billion merger of telco giants TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia, after the parties’ […]

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Prosecutors aim at ‘significant reduction’ in charges in Country Care cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection March 19, 2019 2:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions has told the Federal Court it will “very significantly” reduce the number of criminal charges laid against mobility equipment […]

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Deloitte contributed to Dick Smith’s downfall, class actions now claim
Class Actions March 18, 2019 8:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is facing claims by the lead applicants in two class actions against failed retail giant Dick Smith alleging its poor accounting practices […]

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Internet provider Activ8me fined $250,000 for misleading customers
Competition & Consumer Protection March 15, 2019 10:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has ordered internet provider Activ8me to pay $250,000 in penalties for making false and misleading claims about the performance of its internet services, […]

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