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Cordato Partners | Australia | 16 Nov 2022

Poor market research wipes the smile from SmileDirectClub

A market research failure has led to SmileDirectClub being ordered by the Federal Court to pay a fine of $3.5 million, give refunds to customers…
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Holding Redlich | Australia | 15 Nov 2022

A jump in penalties for competition and consumer law breaches and the unfair contracts regime expanded

Changes to Australia’s competition and consumer law mean businesses will now face new and increased penalties for breaches of the Australian Consumer…
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Lexology PRO | Australia | 2 Nov 2022

Australian government bolsters sanctions regime

Australian lawmakers have hiked the maximum penalties payable for competition law violations, marking the first time in 30 years that base maximum fines for these violations have increased.
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Cornwalls | Australia | 20 Oct 2022

Change is coming to the Australian Competition and Consumer Law: civil penalties to increase and be introduced for unfair contract terms

The Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022 (Bill) was introduced into the Australian Parliament on 28 September 2022 as…
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Cordato Partners | Australia | 6 Oct 2022

ACCC sweeps the internet with a green broom

The ACCC has announced two internet sweeps for 'greenwashing', to carry out two Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2022/23. The two priorities…
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Wolters Kluwer Asia-Pacific | Australia, USA | 9 Sep 2022

Class action waiver in cruise contract not unfair

Operators of the cruise ship the Ruby Princess, who were being sued by passengers in a representative proceeding over their handling of a COVID-19…
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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Australia | 9 Sep 2022

Henkel washes away Reckitt Benckiser trade marks and interim injunction in dishwasher product stoush

The Federal Court has recently published its decision following the first instance trial on the merits in the ongoing stoush between Reckitt…
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Cordato Partners | Australia | 23 Aug 2022

How did Samsung get it so wrong with Galaxy phones?

Why was Samsung fined $14 million for advertising that its 'Galaxy' branded mobile phones would not be damaged if submerged in a pool or in sea water…
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King & Wood Mallesons | Australia | 3 Aug 2022

Judge Casts Doubt on “Uber” Penalty

In a recent penalty hearing between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Uber B.V. (UBV) that was expected to be a…
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Rigby Cooke Lawyers | Australia | 2 Jun 2022

Misleading or deceptive conduct — one bad apple can spoil the bunch

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Victoria has found that Viterra and its parent company Glencore engaged in misleading or deceptive…
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