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‘A very expensive lesson’: Ultra Tune to sue former auditors, lawyers over $2M franchising penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-20 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 2019-09-10 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 2019-08-19 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 2019-08-12 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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ANZ to pay nothing in interim settlement of 7-Eleven franchise class actions
Franchise 2019-06-18 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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Retail Food Group faces potential franchise class action
Franchise 2019-06-18 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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Judge has ‘no sympathy’ for ACCC’s attempt to block Ultra Tune appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-06-17 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 2019-06-13 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 2019-06-05 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 2019-05-13 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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