Trade & Commerce News

ACCC v Acquire Learning & Careers Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 602: Acquire Learning Fined for Engaging in Unconscionable Conduct

Friday 23 June 2017 @ 9.29 a.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

In the case of ACCC v Acquire Learning & Careers Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 602 (30 May 2017), the Federal Court has ordered Acquire Learning & Careers Pty Ltd (Acquire) to pay penalties of $4.5 million for engaging in unconscionable conduct, making false or misleading representations and breaching the unsolicited consumer agreements provisions in the Australian Consumer Law (the ACL – which is contained in Sch 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)).

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ACCC Commences Federal Court Action Against Thermomix

Tuesday 20 June 2017 @ 10.37 a.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

The ACCC has revealed in a recent ACCC Media Release that it has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Thermomix In Australia Pty Ltd (Thermomix), alleging it contravened several provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (the ACL) - contained in Sch 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) - in relation to its Thermomix appliances.

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Pizza Hut Owner to Face Legal Action over Alleged Sham Contracting Practices

Friday 16 June 2017 @ 8.56 a.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

The Fair Work Ombudsman (the Ombudsman), has recently revealed in a Fairwork Media Release, that it has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against a Pizza Hut franchisee on the Gold Coast for alleged sham contracting activity and underpaying a delivery driver more than $6,000.

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Air New Zealand Ltd v ACCC; PT Garuda Indonesia Ltd v ACCC [2017] HCA 21: Airline Cartel Conduct

Wednesday 14 June 2017 @ 11.52 a.m. | Trade & Commerce

Today (14 June 2017) in the case of Air New Zealand Ltd v ACCC; PT Garuda Indonesia Ltd v ACCC [2017] HCA 21, the High Court has unanimously dismissed two appeals from a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, holding that price fixing agreements entered into between Air New Zealand Ltd (Air NZ), PT Garuda Indonesia Ltd (Garuda), and other international airlines, which occurred between 2002 and 2006, breached Australia’s competition law.

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ACCC Takes NIB Health Funds to Court over Misleading Conduct

Tuesday 13 June 2017 @ 10.23 a.m. | Legal Research | Trade & Commerce

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against NIB Health Funds Limited (NIB), alleging it contravened the Australian Consumer Law (the ACL) [contained in Sch 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth] by engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct and making false or misleading representations.

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