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ACCC appeals loss in laundry detergent cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection February 20, 2018 2:51 pm By Jennifer Cooke

The ACCC has lodged an appeal against the Federal Court’s dismissal last year of its sweeping cartel action against laundry detergent manufacturer PZ Cussons, which […]

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Full court to hear Prysmian appeal next week
Competition & Consumer Protection February 20, 2018 9:43 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court will hear arguments Monday from Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi that a $3.5 million fine handed down in a case brought by […]

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ALDI says customers not duped by ‘natural’ claims
Competition & Consumer Protection February 19, 2018 8:49 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Ordinary ALDI customers who bought the house brand Protane “Naturals” hair care products from the “cheap”, wire-caged middle sections of stores for under $5, would […]

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Judge mulls VW disclosures ahead of first ‘dieselgate’ trial
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2018 7:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge may rule as early as Friday on whether Volkswagen should be required to answer questions about alleged emissions defeat device software […]

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ACCC sues Optus for pressuring customers to move to NBN
Competition & Consumer Protection December 15, 2017 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Optus has been sued for allegedly pressuring customers to move to the National Broadband Network before they needed to make the switch. The broadband provider […]

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Medibank ‘disappointed’ that ACCC is appealing case, CEO says
Competition & Consumer Protection November 13, 2017 9:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

Medibank CEO Craig Drummond said Monday the private health insurer was “disappointed” that the ACCC was appealing its loss in a consumer case accusing the […]

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Judge OKs $100M in rate-rigging settlements
King & Wood Mallesons November 10, 2017 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge on Friday signed off on $100 million in settlements between Australia’s securities regulator and National Australia Bank Ltd. and Australia & […]

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Judge puts temporary block on Maxigesic ads
Competition & Consumer Protection November 8, 2017 2:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a case brought by Reckitt Benckiser against Aft Pharmaceuticals over allegedly deceptive painkiller ads has blocked Aft from releasing ads that claim […]

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Judge OKs BrisConnections’ traffic expert in $2B suit
Competition & Consumer Protection November 2, 2017 9:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a multibillion dollar consumer protection suit by the receiver of defunct toll road company BrisConnections against global engineering firm Arup has signed […]

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US antitrust head promises strong international cooperation
Competition & Consumer Protection October 31, 2017 1:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

The new Department of Justice antitrust head in the U.S. appointed by President Donald Trump said Friday that international enforcement will be among his top […]

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