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MLL217 - Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts

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Enrolment modes:

(B, S, W, X)

Offerings: Trimester 2
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:(For Bachelor of Laws students only)
Unit chair:S Erbacher

N Bhatia (B), S Erbacher (S, X), K Pniewski (W)

Prerequisite:MLL111 and MLL213
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 4 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per fortnight
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


The subject material covered in this unit falls into three main categories: tortious liability for false statements, including the tort of defamation and injurious falsehood; statutory prohibitions  on misleading or deceptive conduct and other false representations in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010; and the product liability of manufacturers under the common law and under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.


Assessment 1 (individual) - written assignment (2500 words) 40%, Examination 2 hours 60%

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Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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