Samsung agrees to pay $14m penalty over misleading Galaxy ads
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Samsung agrees to pay $14m penalty over misleading Galaxy ads

Federal court approves settlement between Australia’s competition watchdog and tech company over phones marketed as water-resistant

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Samsung has agreed to pay a $14m penalty for misleading claims that seven of its Galaxy phones were water-resistant when the devices could stop working after being used in swimming pools or ocean water.

Justice Michael Murphy approved the settlement between the tech company and the Australian competition and consumer commission (ACCC) in the longrunning case launched in 2019, over ads related to seven Galaxy phone models.

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