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Woolworths taken to court by FWO for ‘significant’ underpayment of store managers
Employment 2021-06-18 11:36 am By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket giant Woolworths has been hit with legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman after it admitted shortchanging thousands of full-time salaried managers to the […]

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ACCC will not oppose Woolworths’ planned $552M investment in PFD
Corporate 2021-06-10 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has cleared Woolworths’ planned $552 million acquisition of a 65 per cent stake in wholesale food distributor PFD Food Services without the supermarket […]

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Judge baulks at law firm’s $13.8M bill in settled Woolworths class action
Class Actions 2021-05-20 9:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to sign off on $13.8 million in fees sought by law firm Maurice Blackburn as part of a $44.5 million settlement […]

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Woolworths offers undertaking to ease ACCC’s concerns over $552M PFD tie-up
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-11 5:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC is seeking views on a proposed undertaking by Woolworths aimed at allaying the regulator’s concerns about its planned $552 million acquisition of a […]

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Woolworths entitled to recoup loss in train derailment despite ‘force majeure’ event, judge says
Contracts 2021-04-14 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths can recoup losses from a 2014 train derailment in South Australia despite a contractual clause excluding force majeure events, the NSW Supreme […]

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Woolworths can include details of ‘no cost’ pay review in class action notice
Employment 2021-03-12 5:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed Woolworths to include details of its internal pay review processes in an opt out notice to be sent to disgruntled current […]

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$100M Woolworths shareholder class action set for February hearing
Class Actions 2021-01-20 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Trial is set to begin February 2 in a $100 million shareholder class action against Woolworths over a February 2015 profit downgrade that allegedly led […]

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Judge concerned about law firm’s legal costs in $44.5M Woolworths class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-02-12 12:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has raised questions about an estimated $13.6 million in legal costs to be sought in an upcoming approval hearing on a $44.5 million […]

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Woolworths to pay $44.5M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-01-29 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A $100 million shareholder class action against supermarket giant Woolworths has settled for $44.5 million, a few days before a 15-day trial was set to […]

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Full Court trashes ACCC appeal over Woolworths ‘eco’ picnic products
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-29 7:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost its appeal of a ruling that found Woolworths’ environmental claims for its ‘Select Eco’ line of compostable […]

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