Wednesday, 4 December 2013
A director and sales manager of a telemarketing company that sold ink cartridges have copped $100,000 in fines for knowingly breaking Australian Consumer Law.
Regulators think it’s “extraordinarily difficult” to police, but ‘astroturfing’, the practice of giving an enterprise good reviews online while sledging the competition, is in the gun.
Monday, 2 December 2013
A suburban Melbourne Café co-owner didn’t know what to make of an email from Heston Blumenthal’s Sydney-based lawyers when they demanded her business change its name within seven days.
Former South Australian-based mobile phone company Excite Mobile has been penalised more than $450,000 for constructing a fake debt collector to pressure customers for payment.
Friday, 29 November 2013
More than a third (36%) of convenience store turnover consists of tobacco sales.
The Federal Court has ordered by consent that Australian Power and Gas pay a fine of $1.1 million for illegal door-to-door sales practices.
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Five tips from a legal expert on how small business owners can save big on legal costs.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
An investigation by consumer group Choice has revealed 85% of sales staff at major electronics retailers were uncompliant with aspects of Australian Consumer Law.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Rumours have been flying since late last week about the circumstances of Kit Willow Podgornik’s departure from her fashion label, with the designer telling media she was sacked.