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Sensis lawyers attack rival auction site

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Having settling its own beef with the ACCC over breaching the Trade Practices Act, Telstra has now leveled similar accusations at rival Australian auction site OZtion – claiming that statements promoting its "free to list" offering don’t clearly explain the additional costs to its customers. It has set a deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 20 August (Next Wednesday) to stop OZtion to cease making the statements and insert a prominent […]

Google complaint date set, Sensis to settle

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Last Friday, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been given a date by the Federal Court to be heard against the internet search engine Google Inc. As well, Justice James Allsop allowed the ACCC to resubmit after he was unable to understand the initial submission, which he called “incomprehensible” and “repetitious”. The case sees Google being accused of not distinguishing the sponsored ads and the normal ‘organic’ search […]

Watchdog sues Google

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Australian equivalent to the Federal Trade Commission in the US, has now launched legal action on Google and the Trading Post, which is owned by Telstra under the Sensis brand. The ACCC claim has been centres on the way Google handles it’s sponsored advertising. The case, lodged in the Federal Court in Sydney, says that the Trading Post broke the regulations on […]