The New Zealand Competition Authority files an appeal against a record-breaking fine for misleading consumers calling the fine "manifestly inadequate" (Vodafone)

Commission appeals record $2.25m fine in Vodafone FibreX case* The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the High Court against a record $2.25 million fine imposed on Vodafone NZ Limited (Vodafone) for its offending under the Fair Trading Act during its FibreX advertising campaign. While the sentence imposed in the Auckland District Court on April 14 was the largest-ever fine under the Fair Trading Act, the Commission will argue that it is manifestly inadequate. Commerce Commission Chair, Anna Rawlings, says the Commission will argue the fine did not appropriately reflect the seriousness of the offending, and the size and financial resources of Vodafone. The Commission will also argue that Vodafone’s conduct was wilful (rather than grossly careless) and allowed Vodafone to make

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New Zealand Competition Authority, The New Zealand Competition Authority files an appeal against a record-breaking fine for misleading consumers calling the fine "manifestly inadequate" (Vodafone), 18 May 2022, e-Competitions May 2022, Art. N° 106815

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