Lawthentic Loop

Category: Competition and Consumer

Lawthentic Loop

Category: Competition and Consumer
  • In hot water – misleading claims in advertising attracts hefty penalty under the ACL

    The Federal Court ordered Samsung Australia to pay penalties of $14 million for admitting to false or misleading claims about the water resistance of various Samsung Galaxy mobile phones. This is a stark reminder for Australian businesses to substantiate all product claims. It is also a reminder that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) […]

  • Consumer guarantees – what, who, how?

    The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) requires businesses to provide automatic consumer rights known as consumer guarantees. It is essential Australian businesses understand and comply with these consumer guarantees. This article breaks down the what, who, and how of consumer guarantees by: Firstly, providing a brief outline of what the ACL is; Subsequently, explaining what consumer […]

  • ACCC cracks down on alleged misleading representations under the Australian Consumer Law

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) continues to take action over alleged false or misleading representations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). So far this year, Australia’s consumer watchdog has alleged a slew of businesses, from an assortment of industries, have misled consumers about a variety of issues. Some recent cases of organisations that […]

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