Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Link Solutions Pty Limited (No 3) [2012] FCA 348 (5 April 2012)

TRADE PRACTICES – Exclusive Dealing – Third line forcing – Telecommunication companies offered call credits to customers conditional upon them leasing equipment from one of a panel of finance companies – declarations and injunctions by consent – Power to grant declaratory relief by consent – Presence of a proper contradictor – Relief granted

TRADE PRACTICES – Misleading and deceptive conduct and false representations in relation to ‘free’ equipment when the customer had signed an equipment lease – declarations by consent