The Federal Court has slapped an injunctions on online retailer Ozdirect and its director, Paul Albright, over alleged misleading and deceptive conduct in the sale of goods on a number of Web sites.
Made with the consent of all parties, they stop Ozdirect from accepting payment for goods when there are reasonable grounds of which the company is aware, or should be aware, that it could not provide supply in a reasonable time.
Another order restrains Ozdirect from making misleading representations to consumers about the availability of goods advertised on its Web sites and about refunds.
The case isn’t over yet. The ACCC is seeking final orders including declarations that Ozdirect’s conduct contravened the Trade Practices Act and that Albright was knowingly concerned in that conduct.
The matter has been stood over until November 6. In the meantime the parties have been ordered to attend mediation on or before August 27.