The latest from the Federal Court: August 2018

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.

E-books and other digital products: why Australia’s consumer laws are lacking

If an appliance or device is faulty, the law provides a remedy. The same is true for physical books and music media – but not…

The latest from the Federal Court: March 2018

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.

ACCC wins first B2B unfair contract terms case

In Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd, the Federal Court applied new laws that protect small businesses from unfair…

Coming soon: a new misuse of market power prohibition

Firms will now be able to apply to the ACCC to authorise the firm engaging in conduct which might otherwise contravene the law. By KIRSTEN…

The latest from the Federal Court: June 2017

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.

The latest from the Federal Court: March 2017

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.

Big end of town prevails in Paciocco bank fees challenge

In the judgment of Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited [2016] HCA 28, the High Court held that bank fees are indeed…

The latest from the Federal Court: April 2016

Reporting and analysis of the most notable decisions in the Federal Court. By DAN STAR QC.

Australian consumer law: false or misleading extended warranties representations

The decision in ACCC v Fisher & Paykel Customer Services [2014] FCA 1393 provides a useful reminder to businesses of their obligations under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) in…