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Duncan Cotterill
The Government proposes to make illegal a lot more of the actions of a firm that has substantial power in a market.
Cavell Leitch
A recent Australian court case tested the application of the unfair contract terms regime to small business contracts.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Fujitsu is the first business to be convicted under the unsubstantiated representations provisions in the Fair Trading Act.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Manuka honey has seen great success both domestically in New Zealand and as an export product. With this success, topical legal issues have arisen.
Chapman Tripp
The telecommunications contract review is a first look at the implementation approach to the unfair contract terms regime.
Chapman Tripp
The Federal Court has awarded record penalties totalling $19 million against a payday lender.
Chapman Tripp
ACCC Chairman Rod Sims has outlined the Commission's compliance and enforcement priorities for 2015.
Chapman Tripp
The Federal Court has made orders by consent against Origin Energy Ltd and two of its subsidiaries.
Chapman Tripp
Fisher & Paykel has been penalised by the Federal Court of Australia.
Chapman Tripp
The ASA has partially upheld a complaint against an advertisement by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Chapman Tripp
The Commerce Commission has confirmed that Air New Zealand is being investigated.
Chapman Tripp
The new unfair contract terms (UCT) provisions of the Fair Trading Act will come into force on Tuesday, 17 March 2015.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The Commerce Commission has indicated that it will take a proactive approach to enforcing these new rules.
Chapman Tripp
We outline the main changes since the draft guidelines were released for consultation in August last year.
Duncan Cotterill
A person must not include, enforce, apply, or rely on an unfair contract term in a standard form consumer contract.
Cavell Leitch
A new section prohibiting businesses from making unsubstantiated representation is one of the key amendments to the FTA.
Cavell Leitch
It is misleading and deceptive conduct if traders hide information in fine print or where consumers need to hunt for it.
Chapman Tripp
Suppliers cannot rely on the fine print to correct, limit or qualify headline claims in warranties or advertisements.
Chapman Tripp
The Commerce Commission released draft guidelines of its proposed approach to new provisions on unfair contract terms.
Duncan Cotterill
Draft guidelines have been released with regard to unfair contract terms provisions for consumer goods and services.
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