Mondaq Australia: Consumer Protection
Holding Redlich
This newsletter has links to recent media releases and cases relating competition and consumer law.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
Schools should mitigate this risk by training staff on the school's duty of care to keep all children safe at school.
Bryks Lawyers
These companies breached the ACL, by false and misleading representations (Thermomix) and unconscionable conduct (Ford).
Holding Redlich
This case sent a strong message to contractors to be wary about the fairness of contract terms with small businesses.
Davies Collison Cave
This case provides a useful guide regarding the level of scientific support required to make a legally acceptable representation regarding the performance of a product in comparison to a competitor's product.
Davies Collison Cave
The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court has, in Valve Corporation v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2017] FCAFC 224, upheld a decision that Valve misled Australian consumers by representing...
Davies Collison Cave
The Federal Court of Australia, in ACCC v HJ Heinz Co Australia Ltd [2018] FCA 360, has found that Heinz engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to the packaging for its "Shredz" snack for toddlers
Davies Collison Cave
In November 2016 the ACL was amended to extend the operation of provisions relating to unfair contract terms to small business contracts.
Jones Day
In December 2017, the Australian government directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into the role of digital platforms in media and advertising services markets ...
Holding Redlich
Recent HC decision confirms overseas-based companies selling to Australian consumers must abide by our laws.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
For misleading and deceptive conduct claims, causation and relative culpability are central to question of apportionment.
Jones Day
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced product safety priorities for 2018.
Bryks Lawyers
ACCC may focus on product safety compliance, anti-competitive behaviour and competition in commercial construction industry.
Holding Redlich
Commissioner is calling for submissions regarding whether a building product use ban is warranted and the terms of the ban. .
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes links to recent media releases relating to healthcare. .
Carroll & O'Dea
Here, Ipstar went too far in pricing in a past liability for consumer claims while refusing to meet that liability.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This case concerned contraventions of consumer credit legislation as a result of verifying income on payslips alone.
Cooper Grace Ward
If passed, the amendment could expand the scope of liability of transport operators under the Australian Consumer Law.
Clayton Utz
The impressions and expectations of a hypothetical person could be important to the success or failure of such a claim.
Holding Redlich
This newsletter includes summaries of recent legislative and other developments relating to Competition and Consumer Law.
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