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Competition and Consumer News - Jan 2014

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the January edition:

  • Mitsubishi Electric's price maintenance gets cold reception - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • Attempted approach by Flight Centre aborted by Court - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • Dimmeys fails to meet safety standards - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • Faith heel-ers? ACCC tries to tone down Reebok's claims - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos

Competition and Consumer Alert - ACCC reins in misleading pricing - Dec 2013

Partner, Tom Griffith, discusses the High Court's decision in ACCC v TPG - a significant win for the ACCC in its efforts to rein in the misleading pricing of products and services.

Competition and Consumer News - Dec 2013

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the December 2013 edition:

  • Power without glory: ACCC v Cement Australia - Partner, George Raitt
  • Deal or no deal: new NSW legislation creates separate unfair contracts regime for motor dealer agreements - Partner, Anne Freeman
  • Bundled discounts: misuse of market power? - Partner, George Raitt
  • Advantage ANZ: ANZ found not to have breached Competition and Consumer Act - Partner, Tom Griffith
  • ACCC overpowers utility companies - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos
  • Multiple pricing: Zamel's pays the price for its jewels - Senior Associate, Bill Fragos

Competition and Consumer News - Nov 2013

Welcome to Piper Alderman's bulletin looking at competition and consumer law. In this bulletin we seek to inform on developments in these areas of law and trade practices generally.

In the November 2013 edition:

  • No clucking matter: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Turi Foods et al
  • En garde: ACCC foreshadows vigilant approach to statutory compliance
  • Making the case for merger efficiencies

Competition and Consumer News - Sep 2013

Welcome to Competition and Consumer News, which looks at the latest information and developments in competition law and consumer law.

In the September 2013 edition:

  • 'Interest-free' retail finance
  • ACCC sees red: More action on door-to-door and telemarketing sales conduct
  • I'm from the government and I'm here to help - ACCC seeks to intervene in competition case
  • Extensions of unfair contracts regime

Competition & Consumer News - Jul 2013

Welcome to the July edition of Piper Alderman’s Competition and Consumer News, which looks at the latest information and developments in competition law and consumer law.

In the July 2013 edition:

  • Beware unfair contract terms - consumers (with the help of the ACCC) bite back
  • Hire car company comes off second best in collision with ACCC
  • Specsavers loses eye case – Luxottica glasses raised once again

Competition & Consumer Alert - ACCC swoops in on Scoopon - Jul 2013

Australia’s largest group-buying website, Scoopon, will defend itself in the Federal court later this month, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission having accused Scoopon of engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct.

Competition & Consumer Alert - HP invents a novel way to get penalised $3 million - Jul 2013

Hewlett-Packard Australia was penalised $3m by the Federal Court and ordered to pay the ACCC’s costs in the amount of $200,000.

Competition & Consumer News - Jun 2013

Welcome to the latest edition of Competition and Consumer News, which looks at the latest information and developments in competition law and consumer law.

In the June 2013 edition:

  • Keepin' it real. Domain dispute gets ugly
  • ACCC scrutiny of food product claims on the rise with Coles bread claim
  • Super -Supermarkets
  • Problem gambler rolls the unconscionability dice in the High Court
  • Apple price fixing trial - a warning for Australian distributors

Competition & Consumer News - May 2013

Welcome to the May edition of Piper Alderman’s Competition and Consumer News, which looks at the latest information and developments in competition law and consumer law.

In the May 2013 edition:

  • Drill, baby, drill! A lesson in deals and grinding mills
  • ACCC infringement notices – Pay heed to the guidelines
  • Authorisation Guidelines up for review
  • ACCC unleashes the dogs in its first unfair contract terms prosecution
  • More woes for energy door-to-door salespeople
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