The ACCC is committed to cracking down on businesses that mislead consumers as to their remedies pursuant to the ACL.
The terms in three Ashley & Martin standard form consumer contracts were unfair, and therefore void and unenforceable.
HHG Legal Group
The Federal Court of Australia found that the online travel site Trivago misled Australian consumers about hotel rates.
This article includes summaries of recent cases involving the ACCC, consumer law, competition and misleading conduct.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The recommendations in the ACCC's final report on loyalty schemes have implications for all businesses that collect and use personal information.
The ACCC proceedings will be important in increasing consumer awareness of how Google uses their personal information.
Manufacturers and distributors could be in trouble from the ACL if they incorrectly use star ratings or rankings.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
A general safety provision would impose an obligation on suppliers to not supply unsafe products to Australian consumers.
Cooper Grace Ward
The laws give buyers greater protections when purchasing older vehicles and allow easier enforcement of consumer rights.
The ACCC alleged that a number of HealthEngine's practices were misleading and deceptive conduct in breach of the ACL.
Williams + Hughes
These cases demonstrate the ACCC's willingness to crack down on the use of unfair contract terms by all businesses.
Broadley Rees Hogan Lawyers
These amendments should improve protections for consumers sold defective cars, motorbikes, caravans and motorhomes.
Birubi Art was fined for engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct for falsely claiming a link with Indigenous culture.
The store owner's informal 'book-up' system that supplied credit to Anangu customers was not considered unconscionable.
To protect consumers from online fraud, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has introduced draft Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2019 (Rules) to regulate e-commerce platforms operating in India.
LexCounsel Law Offices
‘Cyberturfing' is the online equivalent of the off-line ‘astroturfing', a term said to be coined by a US Senator back in 1985 and is understood to be a type of deceptive marketing or practice designed by marketers to create ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
What can you buy for $43,280? Well, you could buy a convertible, an around-the-world cruise, or that timeshare you've always wanted in Cabo.
FTC Act Section 5 authorizes the FTC, following a hearing, to order a person or corporation to cease and desist from using any unfair method of competition.
Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.
Operating a GA business? Understand the Fair Business Practices Act
In an increasing trend, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) joined other federal regulators seeking to hold individuals – not just companies – liable in enforcement proceedings.