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$125M penalty rightly imposed after VW ‘starved’ judge of evidence, appeals court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-12 9:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has been urged to uphold a judge’s $125 million penalty against Volkswagen in the ACCC’s case over the car maker’s emissions cheating, […]

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ACCC delays decision on $3B Google, Fitbit merger
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-11 12:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has delayed it decision on whether to block Google’s $3 billion tie-up with fitness device company Fitbit to allow time for the European Union to investigate the proposed merger.

BP worker fired over Hitler parody video wins $201,000 in compensation
Employment 2020-08-11 6:13 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A BP worker whose employment was reinstated after he was unfairly dismissed for sharing a video clip that included subtitles placed over a scene from […]

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HealthEngine urges approval of $2.9M fine, says it didn’t know altering reviews was unlawful
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-10 12:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Health booking company HealthEngine has urged the court to accept a $2.9 million penalty for deleting and altering unfavourable reviews, telling a judge that it […]

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ASIC drops investigation of former AMP chair Catherine Brenner
Financial Services 2020-08-10 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The corporate regulator will not take former AMP chair Catherine Brenner to court after investigating her conduct as part of probes that are expected to […]

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ASIC spent $1.8M on failed Westpac responsible lending case
Financial Services 2020-08-07 4:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission spent over $1.8 million in taxpayer funds investigating and prosecuting its now failed responsible lending case against Westpac. The […]

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Fonterra may bring counter-claims in class action over milk prices
Class Actions 2020-08-07 5:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

Fonterra could bring counter-claims against dairy farmers that brought a class action alleging they were unpaid when the company slashed milk prices in 2016, a […]

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High Court won’t hear appeal by ex-Storm Financial directors
Appeals 2020-08-07 9:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has denied a special leave application by the former directors of defunct financial advisory Storm Financial, after the Full Federal Court upheld […]

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ASIC sets sights on AMP, with more than 5 new cases expected this year
Financial Services 2020-08-05 6:09 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has told a parliamentary committee that it plans to bring more than five court proceedings against AMP before the […]

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ACCC takes Sumo Power to court for alleged pricing bait and switch
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-05 1:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated proceedings against Victorian electric utility Sumo Power for allegedly luring customers with the promise of discounts and […]

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