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‘A very expensive lesson’: Ultra Tune to sue former auditors, lawyers over $2M franchising penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection September 20, 2019 11:58 am By Amelia Birnie

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune is preparing negligence suits against its former lawyers and auditors, after the company on Friday won a $590,000 reduction […]

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Judge gives ACCC go-ahead to continue case against insolvent Jump
Competition & Consumer Protection September 10, 2019 10:40 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won its bid to continue proceedings against the insolvent operator of the Jump! swim school franchise and its […]

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7-Eleven class actions can’t shield witness identity despite ‘real risk’ of reprisal
Class Actions August 19, 2019 8:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused an application to suppress the identity of a franchisee giving evidence in two class actions against 7-Eleven despite the individual’s fears […]

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Ultra Tune appeals ‘manifestly excessive’ penalty for breaching Franchising Code
Competition & Consumer Protection August 12, 2019 9:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has argued in a Full Federal Court appeal that a $1.07 million penalty in an ACCC case was “manifestly […]

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Retail Food Group faces potential franchise class action
Franchise June 18, 2019 8:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

Retail Food Group is the target of a possible class action by franchisees in the wake of a parliamentary report that called on three government […]

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ANZ to pay nothing in interim settlement of 7-Eleven franchise class actions
Franchise June 18, 2019 10:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ Bank will not pay a cent to franchisees in its settlement of two class actions that allege the bank breached its responsible lending obligations […]

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Judge has ‘no sympathy’ for ACCC’s attempt to block Ultra Tune appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection June 17, 2019 4:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

Ultra Tune has been given the go-ahead to challenge a $2.6 million penalty for alleged breaches of franchising and consumer laws, after a judge said […]

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ANZ says 7-Eleven class action bid to restrict communications leaves bank ‘in limbo’
Franchise June 13, 2019 3:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

An attempt by applicants in two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven to limit communications between the convenience store giant and group members ahead of a […]

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7-Eleven class actions launch second bid to limit communications with franchisees
Franchise June 5, 2019 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

After a first failed attempt, two class actions against 7-Eleven are trying again to restrict communications between the convenience store giant and franchisees ahead of […]

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Former bubble tea franchisee in hot water over alleged underpayments
Employment April 4, 2019 10:48 am By Miklos Bolza

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against a former Chatime franchisee for allegedly underpaying 17 employees over $46,000 at its Sydney CBD store. […]

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