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High Court shuns Apple’s last shot at shipping Epic Games dispute to US
Appeals 2021-12-02 2:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has reached the end of the line in its attempts to move a competition dispute with Fortnite game maker Epic Games to California, with […]

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ACCC clears JBS Australia’s proposed $175M acquisition of Rivalea
Corporate 2021-12-02 7:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given the green light to pork processor JBS Australia to proceed with its proposed $175 million acquisition of […]

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ACCC pressured ASIC to drop investigation into JPMorgan, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-01 8:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A senior ACCC officer tried to dissuade ASIC from investigating alleged insider trading by JPMorgan because of fears it would “upset” the competition regulator’s criminal […]

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ACCC updated policies on witnesses after ‘flawed’ bank cartel probe, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior ACCC officer was probed Tuesday on whether the competition regulator updated its guidelines for taking witness statements in July in response to criticism […]

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Mazda’s customer service ‘appalling’ and misleading, but not unconscionable, judge finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 4:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mazda’s treatment of customers with defective vehicles was “appalling” and its statements about their entitlement to a refund were false or misleading, a judge has […]

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Apple denies app store monopoly, says blocking Fortnite didn’t harm Epic Games’ business
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple has rejected claims that it misused its market power by pulling Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game from its App Store and says the move […]

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Judge orders Employsure to pay $1M after ‘gagging’ at ACCC’s proposed sum
Employment 2021-11-30 5:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Specialist workplace relations consultancy Employsure has been ordered to pay a $1 million penalty over a series of misleading Google advertisements, a figure significantly lower […]

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Law firm preparing class actions against Apple, Google
Class Actions 2021-11-29 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple and Google’s legal woes in Australia are set to worsen, with a leading class action firm preparing to file class actions against the Silicon […]

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Mitsubishi hit with class action over ‘misleading’ fuel economy labels
Class Actions 2021-11-29 3:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Japanese car maker Mitsubishi Motors has been hit with a class action for allegedly making misleading fuel efficiency representations on over 70,000 Triton Utes sold […]

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Google tells court consumer law doesn’t help users who don’t help themselves
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-29 9:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Google has hit back at the ACCC’s case accusing it of misleading users about a change to its privacy policy, saying laws against misleading and […]

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