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Domino’s loses bid to strike out underpayments class action
Class Actions 2021-04-13 10:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed an application by Domino’s Pizza to strike out the pleadings in a class action accusing the pizza giant of making misleading […]

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‘The game is not worth the candle’: Judge says oral discovery in 7-Eleven class action a waste of time
Class Actions 2021-04-01 5:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Courts have power to order oral discovery of potential witnesses ahead of trial, according to the judge overseeing two 7-Eleven class actions by franchisees, but […]

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McDonald’s franchisee says 10-minute paid rest breaks could be split up over shift
Employment 2021-03-30 12:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A McDonald’s franchisee accused of failing to give employees paid rest breaks has hit back at a lawsuit filed by the retail workers’ union, arguing […]

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Appeal filed after judge rejects bid for oral discovery in 7-Eleven class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-09 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiffs in two class actions against 7-Eleven have appealed a decision rejecting the very first Federal Court application for oral discovery, which would […]

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Priceline staring down class action by irate pharmacy franchisees
Franchise 2021-02-22 6:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Pharmacy giant Priceline is the target of an “imminent” class action, with a group of dissatisfied franchisees accusing the company of exercising an “overly prescriptive” […]

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New evidentiary tool on cards as 7-Eleven class action judge hears first ever oral discovery bid
Class Actions 2021-02-19 4:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has heard a landmark application for pre-trial oral discovery that could create another tool […]

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Mobile retailer TeleChoice faces class action over contract spat with Optus
Class Actions 2021-02-08 6:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action by franchisees against mobile and internet retailer TeleChoice will return to the Victoria Supreme Court next week as group members seek commissions […]

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Ultra Tune founder wins injunction banning ex-girlfriend from releasing secret recordings
Defamation 2021-02-04 2:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The wealthy founder of auto repair franchisor Ultra Tune has secured a temporary injunction against his ex-girlfriend and a former employee prohibiting them from distributing […]

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Retail Food Group acted unconscionably in dealings with franchisees, ACCC claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-15 3:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken franchise giant Retail Food Group to court for allegedly misleading purchasers of loss-making franchises about the profitability […]

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High Court asked to deal death blow to common fund orders
High Court 2020-12-07 4:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has asked the High Court to find courts do not have the power to make common fund orders at settlement or […]

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