On 23 December 2016, the Federal Court fined Valve in excess of $US2 million ($AU3 million) for its no refund policy. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission claimed that Valve, a US company with no personnel in Australia, had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and made false representations in breach of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
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