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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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Swim company Jump! defeats franchisee’s case over schools that were never built
Franchise May 13, 2019 2:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

A Sydney franchisee who claimed he sunk more than $160,000 into two swim schools that were never built has lost his case for damages against […]

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Ultra Tune’s excuse for missing appeal deadline doesn’t wash, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection May 7, 2019 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The consumer regulator wants a court to throw out Ultra Tune’s appeal of a $2.6 million penalty, after the national car repair franchise filed its […]

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ANZ settles class actions by 7-Eleven franchisees
Class Actions April 15, 2019 10:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ANZ has reached an in-principle settlement in two class actions alleging it breached its responsible lending obligations by providing loans to purchasers of 7-Eleven franchises […]

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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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Ultra Tune to fight $2.6M fine for misleading franchisee, fabricating evidence
Competition & Consumer Protection March 27, 2019 3:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ultra Tune is challenging a court ruling that socked it with a $2.6 million penalty in a case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer […]

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PappaRich franchise operator accused of underpaying workers $74,000
Employment March 22, 2019 11:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A PappaRich franchise operator is facing legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman for allegedly underpaying 154 workers at three of the Malaysian food chain’s […]

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Retail Food Group slammed as ‘particularly unjust’ in damning franchise report
Franchise March 14, 2019 11:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A parliamentary report released Thursday recommended major reform to the $170 billion franchise industry and called on three government agencies to probe franchise giant Retail […]

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Westpac unit RAMS breached franchise agreement, court finds
Franchise February 27, 2019 6:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac-owned mortgage lender RAMS Financial Services breached a franchise agreement by failing to supply a Brisbane-based franchisee with information about nearby broker-originated customers, a judge […]

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