Mondaq Australia: Consumer Protection
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.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Various changes to ACL are proposed including to significantly increase the maximum penalties to align them with the CCA. .
Carroll & O'Dea
The NSW Government is introducing a mandatory minimum expiry period of three years for gift cards and gift vouchers.
Marque Lawyers
Article highlights the major impending changes to the ACL. .
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
The exposure draft has a proposal to enable private litigants to rely on facts admitted in ACCC enforcement proceedings.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Tips n' Tricks provides a snapshot of key learnings, topical issues and regulatory changes in the Trade Promotions industry. .
Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Comparative advertisements need to be carefully formed and adequately substantiated to avoid action under the ACL.
Colin Biggers & Paisley
There is an increasing trend of parents refusing to pay fees or taking other forms of legal action against the school.
Clayton Utz
The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) applies to overseas-based online operators that sell products into Australia.
Clayton Utz
The ACCC has published a guide about online reviews called: Online reviews—a guide for business and review platforms.
Jones Day
These obligations are increasingly a focus for the ACCC.
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Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Flying drones raise many legal risks - cyber-security, crime, product liability, employee safety, trespass and privacy.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Businesses should regularly review their insurance policies and consider the scope of cover and existing policy limits.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The Unfair Contract Regime may become useful for people to avoid certain clauses in a lease because they are unfair.
Holman Webb
Future action for non-compliance with the ACL in the marketing of therapeutic goods may result in much higher penalties.
Jones Day
Following consumer complaints, the Australian Competition and Consumer Regulator has released a report reminding airlines of obligations when dealing with the flying public.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Companies should review business-to-business standard form contracts for compliance with unfair contract terms changes.
Marque Lawyers
Businesses need to consider any terms in their contracts that could impose onerous terms on small business customers.
Jones Day
These obligations are increasingly a focus for the ACCC.
Cooper Grace Ward
If recently separated, the most important but the trickiest of your goals must be: Do not fight in front of the children.
Jones Day
The Australian Federal Court ordered computer reseller MSY Technology to pay a $750,000 fine to the ACCC for misrepresenting consumers' rights on remedies for faulty goods.
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