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Lorna Jane hit with $5M penalty for misleading COVID-19 activewear claims
Coronavirus 2021-07-23 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit women’s activewear company Lorna Jane with a $5 million penalty for representing to consumers during the height of the coronavirus crisis […]

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Amazon, eBay, Kogan in ACCC’s sights in digital platforms inquiry
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-22 10:57 am By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC will probe potential competition and consumer concerns over online retail platforms eBay, Amazon, Kogan and Catch.com.au, and has called for submissions as part […]

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Judge lashes ACCC’s Port of Newcastle case as ‘far-fetched and fanciful’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-20 10:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC’s claim that NSW Ports stymied competition when it signed a 50-year agreement with the state to be compensated if the Port of Newcastle […]

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ACCC frowns on Smile Direct’s health care coverage claims
Johnson Winter & Slattery 2021-07-13 1:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken legal action against international dental care company Smile Direct Club for allegedly misleading tens of thousands of […]

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Apple will take fight with Epic Games to the High Court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-09 9:53 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Apple plans to appeal the Full Federal Court’s decision that Epic Games’ misuse of market power lawsuit over it App Store terms should be heard […]

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CDPP sent back to the drawing board to address ‘defects’ in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-07 6:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions to file a replacement indictment to address defects in the document at the centre of […]

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Facebook says ACCC’s data collection allegations ‘overstated’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-06 11:52 am By Miklos Bolza

Facebook has accused the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of overstating the amount of data it collected on users through its discontinued Onavo Protect mobile […]

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Nine to repay customers $450,000 over ‘excessive’ surcharges
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-02 5:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Media giant Nine has paid more than $150,000 in fines and will repay subscribers and advertisers $450,000 for allegedly slapping them with excessive payment surcharges […]

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Captain Cook College engaged in systemic unconscionable conduct, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-02 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Motivated by greed, online educator Captain Cook College engaged in a system of unconscionable conduct by enrolling thousands of students who accrued $60 million in debt […]

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Sumo Power fined $1.2M for misleading consumers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-06-30 9:48 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Victorian electric utility Sumo Power has been fined $1.2 million for luring customers with the promise of discounts and low rates only to jack up […]

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