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Despite ‘serious misjudgments’ Levitt Robinson head dodges personal costs
Franchise 2021-07-21 2:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The head of law firm Levitt Robinson has avoided being personally hit with costs in a franchisee’s lawsuit against failed restaurant chain Fogo Brazilia, despite […]

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General Motors wants to declass Holden franchisee class action
Automotive 2021-07-14 3:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Car giant General Motors, which faces a class action by former Holden franchisees, wants to strip the case of class status, arguing that “idiosyncrasies” in […]

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7-Eleven agrees to settle franchisee class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-30 12:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

7-Eleven has reached an in-principle agreement to settle two class actions which accused the convenience store giant of misleading franchisees and underpaying employees at its […]

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In victory for ACCC, Full Court tosses Geowash execs’ ‘ill-founded’ appeal
Appeals 2021-06-23 11:49 am By Miklos Bolza

Two executives of failed car washing franchise Geowash have failed in their attempt to overturn a $2.7 million penalty for overcharging and misleading franchisees, with […]

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CFOs in spotlight again as High Court weighs 7-Eleven special leave bid
Analysis 2021-06-22 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power to make common fund orders in class actions is a question before the High Court a second time, but the justices aren’t likely […]

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Liquidator of Fogo Brazilia faces ouster for retaining law firm investigating class action
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-24 6:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The liquidator of restaurant chain Fogo Brazilia has been ordered to hand over communications with law firm Levitt Robinson as creditors seek to oust him […]

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Jump swim school hit with $23M penalty for ‘very serious’ consumer law breaches
Franchise 2021-05-20 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The failed franchisor behind the Jump Swim Schools brand has been hit with a $23 million penalty for what a Federal Court judge found were […]

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Fitness chain Viva Leisure faces possible franchisee class action
Class Actions 2021-05-17 2:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Gym chain Viva Leisure is reportedly facing a potential class action alleging the company has engaged in unconscionable conduct in its dealings with a group […]

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Judge rejects 7-Eleven’s ‘risky’ bid for pre-trial ruling on objections to evidence
Class Actions 2021-05-03 9:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has shot down what he called a “risky” but novel proposal by 7-Eleven for a pre-trial ruling on sample objections to the relevance […]

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Class action accuses Hog’s Breath Café director of using franchisee funds to pay girlfriend
Franchise 2021-04-29 5:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Restaurant chain Hog’s Breath Café is facing a class action for allegedly misappropriating franchisee funds meant for advertising, including by paying a director’s girlfriend as […]

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