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Nurofen superiority claims breached consumer law, Full Court affirms
Competition & Consumer Protection August 24, 2018 11:19 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has shot down Reckitt Benckiser’s appeal of a ruling that it misled consumers with claims that its Nurofen is a more […]

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Penalties for consumer law violations set to skyrocket
Competition & Consumer Protection August 23, 2018 3:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies breaching the Australian Consumer Law will be hit with higher fines after the Federal Parliament on Thursday passed a bill that aligns the maximum […]

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Trivago taken to court over hotel price ads
Competition & Consumer Protection August 23, 2018 2:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

Hotel booking site Trivago has been hit with legal action by the consumer regulator alleging the company gave prominence in its rankings to high-paying advertisers. […]

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ACCC greenlights outdoor advertising deals
Competition & Consumer Protection August 23, 2018 11:47 am By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator has cleared JCDecaux Australia’s multibillion merger with APN Outdoor Group, while oOh!media’s $570 million tie-up with AdShel has also been given the […]

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ACCC moves WestConnex decision up a week
Competition & Consumer Protection August 22, 2018 9:29 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will announce its decision on TransUrban’s proposed bid for a majority stake in the $16.8 billion WestConnex highway project a week early, in […]

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ACCC lost cartel case because Loyal, Cascade were not competitors, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection August 20, 2018 11:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

The two coal companies at the centre of an ACCC case alleging an unlawful agreement to rig the tender process for mining exploration licenses were […]

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Viterra points finger at ex-employees in trial over $420M Joe White sale
Trials August 20, 2018 9:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Viterra is blaming several former employees for representations made about malt quality in the lead-up to the $420 million sale of its Joe White business […]

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TransUrban to release toll data to win ACCC approval of WestConnex deal
Competition & Consumer Protection August 9, 2018 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

TransUrban has agreed to release detailed traffic data for its toll roads in New South Wales in hopes of winning the ACCC’s blessing of its […]

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Judge overlooked crucial evidence in Nurofen case, Full Court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection August 20, 2018 10:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge skipped vital witness testimony when he ruled Reckitt Benckiser misled consumers about the effectiveness of its Nurofen painkiller, the pharmaceutical company […]

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High Court to hear ASIC appeal in outback book-up case
Appeals August 20, 2018 11:25 am By Christine Caulfield

The corporate watchdog has won special leave to appeal to the High Court a ruling that found a general store owner in outback South Australia […]

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