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7-Eleven class action law firm’s billing practice ‘troubling’, court hears
Class Actions 2022-05-13 9:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven that settled for $98 million has been urged to cut the payout to the law firm […]

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PwC sued over advice on $88M sale of Hudson Pacific to Retail Food Group
Financial Services 2022-05-12 5:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The founder of wholesale food company Hudson Pacific has sued PricewaterhouseCoopers for allegedly providing bad advice on the terms of the $88 million sale of […]

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Dealers in Holden class action rejected $5M offer from GM
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-28 10:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Car dealers that have brought a class action against General Motors over its decision to retire the Holden brand in Australia rejected offers of compensation […]

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7-Eleven class action judge urged to accept lawyer’s word on deferred fees claim
Class Actions 2022-04-22 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

No evidence was produced of a deferred fee arrangement between the law firm and funder backing franchise class actions against 7-Eleven, and the “unequivocal” denial […]

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GM cites force majeure clause in defence to Holden dealers class action
Franchises 2022-04-21 1:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

General Motors Holden Australia has denied that it owes compensation to Holden dealers over its decision to retire the iconic brand in Australia, and says […]

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Mercedes-Benz dealers lose ‘ambitious’ bid to view confidential head office docs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-12 9:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australian Mercedes-Benz dealers behind a $650 million lawsuit over the car maker’s decision to move to a fixed-price agency model have lost a bid for […]

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Court to probe if 7-Eleven class action funder, law firm had deferred fee arrangement
Class Actions 2022-04-06 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A marathon hearing of an application for court approval of a $98 million settlement in two 7-Eleven class actions has ended with a judge taking […]

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$98M 7-Eleven class action settlement approved but costs, commission hang in the balance
Class Actions 2022-04-04 12:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $98 million settlement in two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven, but has yet to reach a decision on […]

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Full Court ruling on MIS regime may not resolve funding issues in RFG class action, court hears
Class Actions 2022-04-01 4:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A case before the Full Court that will revisit the question of whether class actions are managed investment schemes may not resolve all of the […]

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7-Eleven class action lawyer accused of retaliation, deliberate late billing
Class Actions 2022-03-30 9:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A solicitor running two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven “retaliated” against a group member who objected to a $98 million settlement and issued a late […]

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