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ACCC clears NAB’s $220M acquisition of digital bank 86 400
Corporate 2021-03-30 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has given the greenlight to NAB’s proposed acquisition of digital only bank 86 400, saying the tie-up would not substantially lessen competition. Australian […]

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Telco Superfone hit with $300,000 fine for ‘predatory’ telemarketing practices
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-26 4:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered telecommunications reseller Superfone to pay a $300,000 penalty in proceedings brought by the ACCC for misleading customers and making unsolicited telemarketing […]

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Freedom Foods pushes to have Blue Diamond dispute heard in Australia
Appeals 2021-03-24 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Freedom Foods is not giving up on its legal battle to have a dispute with Blue Diamond Growers over an almond licensing deal determined in […]

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FE Sports to pay $350,000 penalty for ‘serious’ resale price maintenance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-24 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Brisbane-based sporting goods wholesaler FE Sports has been fined $350,000 for engaging in resale price maintenance that prohibited dealers from advertising certain products for less […]

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In win for ACCC, Full Court says vulnerability not essential to proving unconscionable conduct
Appeals 2021-03-22 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has ruled that unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law is not confined to exploitation of vulnerable parties, in an “extremely […]

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Boston Scientific hit with second class action over pelvic mesh products
Class Actions 2021-03-22 11:36 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Boston Scientific has been hit with second class action on behalf of women who were implanted with allegedly defective pelvic mesh devices, just two weeks […]

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Peters says competitors had many ways to serve up their ice cream
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-22 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Peters Ice Cream has denied claims by the ACCC that it signed an agreement for the exclusive distribution of its single serve ice creams to […]

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ACCC detergent cartel case not doomed to fail, court says in refusing Cussons indemnity costs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-22 5:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

PZ Cussons has lost its bid for indemnity costs against the ACCC, with a judge saying the consumer watchdog’s case over an alleged laundry detergent […]

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JPMorgan wants to have its cake and eat it too in ANZ cartel case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-19 7:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Whistleblower JPMorgan can’t be a witness in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement that has ensnared several investment banks and […]

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Big Jack dispute between McDonald’s, Hungry Jack’s heats up after mediation fails
Intellectual Property 2021-03-19 7:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A dispute is cooking over Hungry Jack’s claim its Big Jack burger has 25 per cent more Aussie beef than the Big Mac, with McDonald’s […]

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