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Volkswagen loses appeal of landmark $125M fine in ‘turning point’ for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 8:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Volkswagen has lost its challenge to a landmark $125 million Dieselgate penalty handed down by a judge who lambasted a $75 million fine proposed by […]

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Judge sends Epic’s competition dispute with Apple to California
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-09 11:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found that a clause in Apple’s agreement with developers requires that Fortnite game developer Epic Games litigate a closely watched competition lawsuit against the tech giant on its home turf. 

‘Nothing the Crown does will satisfy these nine accused’: Prosecution defends ANZ cartel indictment
White Collar 2021-04-01 9:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The prosecution in a criminal cartel case against several banks and high-ranking executives over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement has fought back against accusations […]

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ACCC clears NAB’s $220M acquisition of digital bank 86 400
Corporate 2021-03-30 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has given the greenlight to NAB’s proposed acquisition of digital only bank 86 400, saying the tie-up would not substantially lessen competition. Australian […]

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FE Sports to pay $350,000 penalty for ‘serious’ resale price maintenance
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-24 9:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

Brisbane-based sporting goods wholesaler FE Sports has been fined $350,000 for engaging in resale price maintenance that prohibited dealers from advertising certain products for less […]

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In win for ACCC, Full Court says vulnerability not essential to proving unconscionable conduct
Appeals 2021-03-22 1:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has ruled that unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law is not confined to exploitation of vulnerable parties, in an “extremely […]

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Peters says competitors had many ways to serve up their ice cream
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-22 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Peters Ice Cream has denied claims by the ACCC that it signed an agreement for the exclusive distribution of its single serve ice creams to […]

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JPMorgan wants to have its cake and eat it too in ANZ cartel case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-19 7:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Whistleblower JPMorgan can’t be a witness in a criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement that has ensnared several investment banks and […]

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Silk in ASIC cases against Rio Tinto, GetSwift appointed to Federal Court
People In The News 2021-03-19 1:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Acting Attorney-General has made two appointments to the Federal Court, including the barrister representing ASIC in its high-stakes cases against Rio Tinto and GetSwift. […]

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High Court to hear Glencore shipping fee fight with Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-03-17 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will weigh in on a dispute between the Port of Newcastle and mining giant Glencore over access charges to shipping channels used […]

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