VIAGOGO HIT WITH AU$7 MILLION FINE
The Federal Court has ordered ticket re-seller Viagogo to pay a $7 million penalty, 18 months after It declared that the Swiss-based company had breached Australian consumer law.
Viagogo had protested it had made changes since court action began in Australia, but Justice Stephen Burley came down hard on the ticketing company.
He further issued an injunction to stop Viagogo from ever continuing its practices in this country, ordered it to a compliance program and awarded costs against it.
In April 2019 the Federal Court found that Viagogo made false or misleading representations to consumers via Google ads over a two month period in 2017.