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Banks unleash new legal maneuvers to shut down ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-18 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

The banks and high-ranking executives targeted in pared-down criminal cartel proceedings over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement are taking new steps to shut down […]

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Former Citigroup boss escapes ANZ cartel case as prosecutors slash charges
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-17 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Prosecutors have withdrawn two-thirds of the charges in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement and have dropped their case against […]

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PwC to face misleading conduct claim over advice to Chinese lender
Financial Services 2021-08-17 11:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found PwC should face a claim that it engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct while assisting Chinese lender Aoyin with its planned […]

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Criminal cartel charges against CFMEU dropped over witness concerns
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-17 1:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Criminal cartel charges against the CFMEU and its ACT branch secretary have been dropped amid concerns about witnesses’ ability to recall the events at the […]

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ACCC wins $1.5M penalty against sporting goods retailer Decathlon
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-17 10:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

International sporting goods giant Decathlon has been ordered to pay a $1.5 million penalty for selling hundreds of basketball hoops and inflatable swimming pools that […]

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Cartel charges could be trimmed in forex price-fixing case against Vina Money
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-17 4:30 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Prosecutors might cut the number of criminal cartel charges levelled against money transfer business Vina Money and five individuals who allegedly fixed the foreign exchange […]

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Judge finds documents from Google’s ‘Oh Shit’ meeting relevant to penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-16 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google will have to hand over documents relating to its infamous ‘Oh Shit’ meeting to the ACCC, with a  judge finding the material was “sufficiently […]

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ACCC says Google’s ‘Oh Shit’ meeting relevant to penalty in location privacy case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-13 4:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The ACCC wants Google to produce documents related to its infamous ‘Oh Shit’ meeting, which the consumer regulator says will be relevant to the tech […]

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‘Serious breach of trust’: ACCC wins appeal in Google ads case against Employsure
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-13 4:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won a challenge to a ruling that tossed its case against specialist workplace relations company Employsure, with an […]

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Judge finds Phoenix Institute treated vulnerable customers with ‘callous indifference’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-13 4:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found collapsed education provider Phoenix Institute acted unconscionably and with “callous indifference” by enticing vulnerable consumers to enrol in unsuitable courses with […]

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