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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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Game-changing ruling finds Spotless workers owed redundancy
Employment March 2, 2018 9:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

Long-time employees of Spotless Services who were fired after a subsidiary lost a cleaning contract with a Sunshine Coast shopping centre were owed redundancy pay, […]

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Trial set to start in Volkswagen ‘defeat device’ class actions
Class Actions March 2, 2018 8:59 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Volkwagen will face off against Australia’s consumer regulator and a Maurice Blackburn-led class representing 100,000 car owners when trial kicks off Monday in Sydney over […]

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Murray Goulburn class goes digging for Herbert Smith docs
Class Actions March 2, 2018 7:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyers running a class action against Murray Goulburn want access to evidence that the dairy cooperative’s trust consulted with a QC about possible claims against […]

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ASIC sues Rio Tinto and former execs
Securities March 2, 2018 4:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has lodged a case in Federal Court against Rio Tinto, its former CEO and former CFO over allegedly misleading […]

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ACCC serves Woolworths suit over ‘eco’ plates
Competition & Consumer Protection March 2, 2018 1:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s consumer regulator has taken Woolworths to court, saying it made deceptive claims to consumers about the biodegradability of its ‘eco’ line of picnic products. […]

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We’re not finished! Old foes back in court over dish detergent ads
Competition & Consumer Protection March 2, 2018 12:16 pm By Jennifer Cooke

Reckitt Benckiser and Procter & Gamble will go head to head again on March 12 in an urgent hearing in a consumer case over the […]

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Maurice Blackburn faces referee over fees in QBE class action
Securities March 2, 2018 10:57 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has called for a referee to look at Maurice Blackburn’s fees for running a shareholder class action against QBE Insurance that settled late […]

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Reckitt Benckiser sues P&G over TV commercial
Competition & Consumer Protection March 1, 2018 9:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Reckitt Benckiser has brought a claim against its familiar courtroom foe – consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble – over a television commercial and in-store […]

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