Judge hits Geowash with $4.2M penalty for unconscionable conduct against franchisees

Competition & Consumer Protection January 24, 2020 3:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Car wash franchisor Geowash has been ordered to pay $4.2 million in penalties for overcharging franchisees to set up outlets and misleading them about how much revenue they could earn.

Quinn Emanuel lures IP heavyweight from Allens
People In The News January 24, 2020 1:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

US litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel has lured a leading patent attorney from Allens to grow its Sydney office.

ASIC takes further action against company that ran ‘defective’ Sterling property investment scheme
Financial Services January 24, 2020 1:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has suspended the Australian Financial Services licence of a Sydney-based financial services provider that ran a property investment scheme targeting retirees, which the regulator has accused of issuing ‘defective’ product disclosure statements.