ACCC takes second contempt action against Sensaslim director

20 October 2011

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has commenced proceedings against Peter O’Brien alleging contempt of court.

Mr O’Brien is the sole director of Sensaslim Australia Pty Ltd, which is in liquidation.

The ACCC alleges that Mr O’Brien authored or authorised communications sent on 13 August 2011 and 16 August 2011 that had a tendency to interfere with the administration of justice.

The ACCC is seeking:

  • a declaration,
  • penalties; and
  • costs against Mr O’Brien.

A directions hearing has been set down in the Federal Court in Sydney for 3 November 2011.

In July 2011 the ACCC instituted proceedings alleging that Sensaslim Australia Pty Ltd (in liquidation) and several individuals involved in the Sensaslim business engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and made false representations. This action continues in the federal court.

Previously, on 29 July 2011 the ACCC instituted contempt proceedings against Peter O’Brien, alleging that Mr O’Brien authored or authorised a communication sent to franchisees of Sensaslim which had a tendency to interfere with the administration of justice.

Release number: 
NR 194/11
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