Competition and Consumer Law

See Red and Stop Before Making Green Claims

04 Nov 2011

Marketing goods or services based on their "environmental" credentials is a powerful selling technique. All too often, these claims are made without careful consideration of the accuracy or evidence for the claim. Making environmental claims that are inaccurate or unsubstantiated will be misleading and deceptive conduct or making a false or misleading representation under the Aus...

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Warranties Against Defects – A Problem for Everyone in the Supply Chain

02 Nov 2011

Manufacturers, retailers and service providers commonly make promises about the quality or fitness for purpose of their goods or services. These assurances are referred to as warranties and serve to enhance the attractiveness of products or services over those offered by a competitor. They have become a significant selling point for goods and services and it is not unusual these days to fi...

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