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The collapse of an extended warranties provider in Australia is being used as an opportunity to highlight questions about the value of extended warranties. U-nited Warranties Pty Ltd has appointed liquidators – the majority of its extended warranty products were offered at the point of sale through major retail chains, including Big W and Myer and a number of independent retailers. The Australian...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Aug 2012
Originally issued Tuesday, 25 January 2011 The Supreme Court of WA has ordered that the operators of ‘Bikini Girls Massage’ be permanently restrained from carrying on any unregistered business in Western Australia and from placing misleading recruitment advertisements in WA. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection launched the legal action to stop Mr Bon Levi and Mr Colin Burton from further...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Jan 2011
Originally issued Thursday, 2 September 2010 An operator of the infamous WA business formerly known as ‘Bikini Girls Massage’ has been fined $12,100 and ordered to pay $5,000 in costs after admitting more than 40 breaches of fair trading and business name laws. Mr Bon Levi appeared at the Magistrates’ Court of Western Australia today for what was due to be the start of a trial but what was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Sep 2010
Originally issued Tuesday, 17 August 2010 The Perth Magistrates Court has imposed the maximum penalty against an operator of the 'Bikini Girls Massage’ business who engaged in misleading advertising. Mr Colin Burton was today fined $6,000 after pleading guilty to 11 offences under the Fair Trading Act, relating to misleading employment advertisements. He was also fined $100 for a further offence...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2010
Originally issued Wednesday, 9 June 2010 The Supreme Court of WA has ordered the operators of ‘Bikini Girls Massage’ to cease carrying on any unregistered business and to cease placing misleading recruitment advertisements. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection launched the legal action to restrain Mr Bon Levi and Mr Colin Burton from further contravening the Business Names Act 1962 by...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2010
Originally issued Wednesday, 28 April 2010 A former employee of WA’s infamous Bikini Girls Massage business has been fined $1,500 and ordered to pay $632 in Court costs, after admitting to misleading job seekers. The ex worker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two counts of conduct liable to mislead in relation to employment - a breach of the Fair Trading Act 1987 - during...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Apr 2010
Originally issued Sunday, 17 January 2010 The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has launched legal action in two Perth Courts against Bon Levi and Colin Burton, the alleged operators of the Bikini Girls Massage business, and their employee/agent Leigh Currie, alleging misleading advertising in respect of employment and breaches of business registration laws. The separate legal actions involve...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Jan 2010

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