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ACCC seeks more info on MYOB, Reckon deal
Competition & Consumer Protection March 13, 2018 1:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC is seeking more information on accounting software company MYOB Group Limited’s proposed acquisition of Reckon Limited’s practice management group. The consumer regulator said […]

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Prysmian loses appeal of $3.5M cartel fine
Competition & Consumer Protection March 13, 2018 1:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court has shot down Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi’s appeal of a $3.5 million fine for alleged cartel conduct. Justice John Middleton, Justice […]

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Not a nice finish for Stone & Wood in trade mark case
Intellectual Property March 9, 2018 9:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An interstate trademark and passing off battle between craft beer makers has ended with a full bench of the Federal Court dismissing an appeal by […]

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VW, Audi, Skoda face trial over diesel emissions scandal
Class Actions March 5, 2018 8:23 pm By Jennifer Cooke

“This is the day that the rubber hits the road for Volkswagen, for Audi and for Skoda, where they will be exposed, where they will […]

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The Reject Shop fined over dangerous projectile toys
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2018 1:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Reject Shop has agreed to pay a penalty of $140,000 and will refund customers who purchased projectile toys that violate consumer protection laws. Two […]

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Reckitt Benckiser appeals Nurofen loss
Competition & Consumer Protection March 5, 2018 11:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser has filed an appeal against GlaxoSmithKline, after a judge found the consumer goods giant misled consumers with claims that Nurofen was a more […]

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ACCC ready to tackle competition in finance sector
Financial Services February 28, 2018 2:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it is well positioned to investigate competition in the financial sector, in response to a recent report calling […]

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Takata airbag class actions to balloon following mandatory recall
Class Actions February 28, 2018 10:49 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The class actions against car companies over defective Takata airbags are expected to dramatically grow after the first-of-its-kind mandatory recall announced by the government Wednesday. […]

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Netgear settles with ACCC over misleading warranties
Competition & Consumer Protection February 27, 2018 1:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Netgear will provide refunds after misleading customers about remedies available to them on purchasing faulty products, another win for the ACCC even as the consumer […]

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ACCC updates media merger guidelines for digital age
Competition & Consumer Protection November 1, 2017 2:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition regulator on Wednesday released updated guidelines for media merger reviews, saying key to its analysis would be competition and media diversity, the impact of new […]

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