On 5 July 2013, the Federal Court ordered Hewlett-Packard Australia (HP) to pay a $3 million civil pecuniary penalty by consent for making false or misleading representations to customers and retailers regarding consumer guarantee rights. In his judgment, Justice Buchannan stated that the penalty reflected the seriousness of the HP’s conduct and the need for general and specific deterrence for such behaviour. In addition to the $3 million penalty, the Court also made orders including declarations, injunctions, a contribution towards the ACCC’s costs of $200,000, and various orders (consumer redress, public disclosure, corrective advertising and implementation of a compliance program). These orders follow the making of joint submissions by HP and the ACCC.