The ACCC has filed a case against Coles alleging (in part) that it misled customers by claiming bread was freshly baked in store. See ACCC Press Release. Also plenty of media – for example, Pia Akerman, ‘ACCC files case against Coles over ‘fresh’ bread‘ (The Australian, 12 June 2013)
The High Court has today handed down its decision in Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Limited. The Court considered the application of the equitable doctrine of unconscionable conduct. This case arose after Kakavas suffered gambling losses of almost $1.5 billion at Crown over a period of approximately 14 months. Kakavas alleged he suffered from a special …
The High Court hearing in Kakavas v Crown Melbourne Limited commences tomorrow (4 April 2013). The Court will consider the proper application of the equitable doctrine of unconscionable conduct (the claim was brought under s 51AA TPA – which now exists in virtually identical terms as s 20 of the Australian Consumer Law; this provision …
The ACCC recently (14 March 2013) released the outcomes of its industry review into unfair contract terms: View industry review here
On 22 March 2012 the Attorney General announced a Review of Australian Contract Law. Details of the review can be viewed here: http://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations/Pages/ReviewofAustraliancontractlaw.aspx. Submissions were due by 20 July 2012 and have now been made public: http://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations/Pages/ReviewofAustraliancontractlaw.aspx View my submission here.
The Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 was assented to on 13 July.
The ACCC has released a neat little video about unconscionable conduct under the Trade Practices – it runs for about 7 minutes and is worth a quick look.