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.
Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC is hauling global search giant Google before the Federal Court over allegations that the company misled Australian consumers to obtain their consent to expand the scope of personal information that it could collect and combine about consumers’ Internet activity - for use by Google, including for targeted advertising.
Australia’s competition watchdog the ACCC is taking court action against retail service providers Dodo and iPrimus alleging they made false or misleading claims about the NBN broadband speeds their customers could achieve during busy evening hours.
Sony has been hit with penalties of $3.5 million for misrepresenting PlayStation gamers’ rights after the competition watchdog, the ACCC, took Sony to court for making false and misleading representations on its website and in dealings with Australian consumers about their Australian Consumer Law rights.
The Australian Information Commissioner has been given the green light by the Federal Court to sue Facebook Inc (the US company) and Facebook Ireland for allegedly violating the privacy of Australians in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Personal information of Facebook users in Australia was disclosed to the This Is Your Digital Life app for a different purpose to that which it was collected, a breach of the Privacy Act 1988, the Australian Information Commissioner has alleged in a case filed against the social media giant in the Australian Federal Court.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided not to appeal a Federal Court decision that the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia would not substantially lessen competition.
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