Former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro has been awarded $715,000 in defamation damages by the Federal Court over two YouTube videos by so-called comedian Jordan Shanks.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commisssion (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Mastercard for allegedly engaging in conduct with the purpose of substantially lessening competition in the supply of debit card acceptance services.
The ACCC is taking Uber to court, and as the ridehailing company has already "admitted it engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct and made false or misleading representations" and agreed to an $26 million penalty the case would appear to be little more than a formality, assuming the judge agrees that the penalty is appropriate.
Hotel aggregation site Trivago has been ordered to pay penalties of $44.7 million by the Federal Court.
The Federal Government will put in place new rules to force technology companies to identify anonymous online trolls, or be exposed to the risk of defamation payouts.
Public sector agencies have been warned to be alert to the potential for collusion between bidders during procurement processes, following a recent ACCC investigation where departmental processes contemplated cooperation by competing businesses on government tenders.
The enterprise software company TechnologyOne has succeeded in getting a full bench of the Federal Court to overturn a record verdict of a $5.2 million paid out to a sacked employee.
The Lorna Jane womens activewear manufacturer and retailer has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $5 million in penalties for making false and misleading representations to consumers, and engaging in conduct liable to mislead the public in connection with the promotion and supply of its LJ Shield Activewear.
The Federal Court has ruled that Epic Games v Apple should be heard in Australia.
Telcos Dodo and iPrimus have been ordered to pay $1.5 million and $1 million respectively in penalties for making misleading claims about their NBN broadband speeds.
The competition watchdog, the ACCC, has sought leave to appear at the hearing of Epic Games appeal to the Full Federal Court against an earlier Court decision to stay Epic’s proceedings against Apple.
The Federal Court has found that Google LLC and Google Australia Pty Ltd misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices between January 2017 and December 2018.
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), Citigroup Global Markets Australia, Deutsche Bank and six senior banking executives have all been committed to the Federal Court of Australia for trial on criminal cartel charges.
Telstra has been taken to court by the competition watchdog, the ACCC, over its admitted breach of consumer law through “unconscionable conduct” in the sale of post-paid mobile products to Indigenous consumers.
Online comparison website iSelect has been ordered by the Federal Court to pay $8.5 million in penalties for making false or misleading representations about its electricity comparison service.
Online ticket reseller Viagogo has been fined $7 million by the Federal Court for misleading Australian consumers with Google advertisements, added fees and claims about the scarcity of tickets.
The Federal Court has ordered enterprise software company TechnologyOne to pay a record $5.2 million to a former employee in an unfair dismissal case.
Australia's biggest telco Telstra has lost a case it filed against its nearest competitor, Singtel Optus, in the Federal Court, claiming that wording used in an ad by the latter indicated that it (Optus) had greater coverage of Australia than Telstra.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has blasted Telstra, Optus, TPG and Dodo for letting down their customers, finding all of the telcos in breach of consumer protection rules after more than 1,500 of their customers were left without services while trying to migrate to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
COVID-19 related issues affecting small businesses saw the number of enquiries to the ACCC in the first half of this year increase by 42%, compared to the previous six months, according to the competition watchdog’s small business in focus report.
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