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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.

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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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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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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Google, Facebook face fines of at least $10M for breaches of ACCC media bargaining code
Media 2020-07-31 12:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google and Facebook will face penalties of at least $10 million for breaches of a media bargaining code drafted by the ACCC that aims to […]

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ACCC loses appeal in TPG ‘prepayment’ case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-30 3:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has come up short in its challenge to a ruling that dismissed its case against TPG over contract terms […]

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‘Extraordinary circumstances’: ACCC blesses Rex’s ongoing coordination with Qantas, Virgin
Coronavirus 2020-07-30 3:40 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has extended an authorisation allowing Regional Express to coordinate with Qantas and Virgin on certain regional routines during the […]

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ASIC says ‘light touch’ approach to class action funders to end
Class Actions 2020-07-29 10:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission told the government’s class action inquiry that it was committed to making the existing class action regime work with […]

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ACCC accuses Google of misleading Australians over expanded data collection
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-07-27 10:01 am By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has launched new court proceedings against Google, accusing the search engine giant of duping millions of Australians into agreeing to expand the scope […]

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