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Judge puts ASIC ‘fees for no service’ case against NAB on fast-track
Financial Services October 8, 2018 10:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has put ASIC’s first fees for no service case, brought against two units of National Australia Bank’s wealth management division, on […]

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NAB hit with class action over ‘worthless’ credit card insurance
Financial Services September 27, 2018 4:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Slater and Gordon has filed the first class action over “worthless” credit card insurance, alleging¬† National Australia Bank violated consumer protection laws when it sold […]

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IVF clinic sues rival for copying ‘chubby cheeks’ ad campaign
Competition & Consumer Protection September 26, 2018 5:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An IVF clinic that pioneered the use of artificial intelligence for embryo selection has sued a rival clinic for allegedly copying an advertising campaign featuring […]

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Settlement talks can’t be admitted as evidence in Cargill, Viterra trial
Trials September 21, 2018 4:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge in the high-stakes trial over the $420 million sale of Viterra’s Joe White malt business to Cargill has denied Cargill’s request to have […]

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Empower Institute ‘duped’ vulnerable consumers, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection September 19, 2018 7:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Vocational trainer Empower Institute engaged in unconscionable conduct by “duping” disadvantaged consumers into enrolling in courses they couldn’t afford with the promise of free laptops […]

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ASIC sues ANZ over $2.5B share placement
Competition & Consumer Protection September 14, 2018 4:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ASIC has filed a lawsuit against ANZ alleging it breached its continuous disclosure obligations in relation to a $2.5 billion institutional share placement, which is […]

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Meriton drops appeal of $3M fine for rigging TripAdvisor reviews
Competition & Consumer Protection September 13, 2018 12:44 pm By Christine Caulfield

Meriton has withdrawn its appeal of a ruling that fined the property manager $3 million for manipulating bad reviews on TripAdvisor. The Harry Triguboff-owned company […]

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ACCC approves $13B acquisition of Australian energy giant
Competition & Consumer Protection September 12, 2018 10:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has said it will permit a $13 billion acquisition of Australian energy infrastructure business APA Group by a Hong […]

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OPSM owner to make franchise terms more visible after ACCC probe
Franchise September 10, 2018 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

OPSM owner Luxottica has agreed to make its franchise system more transparent after an investigation by the consumer watchdog found the eyewear giant’s disclosures weren’t […]

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Aldi offered $150,000 to settle MoroccanOil dispute
Competition & Consumer Protection September 4, 2018 11:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Discount supermarket chain Aldi offered $150,000 to end a lawsuit brought by the maker of the popular MoroccanOil line of hair products, a court judgment […]

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