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Hog’s Breath Cafe says franchisees behind class action ‘crying poor’ to avoid security
Class Actions 2021-09-10 10:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Franchisees of Hog’s Breath Cafe restaurant chain have been accused of “crying poor” by claiming COVID-19 robbed their restaurants of the cash flow required to […]

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The Star loses bid to recover COVID-19 losses from insurers
Insurance 2021-08-05 9:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Star Entertainment Group will not be able to recoup losses at its casinos and hotels stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, after a judge found […]

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Merivale suffers setback in $129M underpayments class action
Employment 2021-04-01 4:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge hearing an underpayments class action against hospitality company Merivale has found the workplace agreement that covered the group members was not validly approved. […]

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Full Court ruling clarifies cover in business interruption insurance case
Coronavirus 2020-12-21 3:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Full Federal Court has issued a mixed bag ruling in a business interruption insurance dispute between Suncorp subsidiary Vero Insurance and a Melbourne café […]

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Melbourne cafe to hand over $646,000 to court in fee spat with law firm
Business of Law 2020-12-10 10:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bourke Street cafe Barfly’s has agreed to hand over $646,250 to the court in trust in an ongoing spat over its legal bills with a […]

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Judge ‘troubled’ by firm’s bid to add client’s brother-in-law to $745,000 fee spat
Real Estate 2020-10-29 4:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised a law firm that is suing its former client, Melbourne cafe Barfly’s, for $745,000 in legal fees after the firm sought […]

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Andrews government faces High Court challenge to COVID-19 lockdown
Coronavirus 2020-10-12 10:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Sorrento bar owner backed by two high profile barristers is taking the Andrews government to the High Court claiming Victoria’s lockdown is an unconstitutional […]

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Law firm in fee dispute with Barfly’s loses urgent bid for $745,000
Real Estate 2020-09-30 2:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

A law firm that negotiated a $2.4 million settlement for Melbourne’s Barfly’s in a negligence suit against the Bourke Street cafe’s former solicitors is now […]

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Court orders Victoria to produce legal advice to Liberal member suing over curfew
Coronavirus 2020-09-24 6:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered the Victorian government to hand over legal documents it weighed before implementing its COVID-19 curfew, in a suit brought by a […]

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Victoria’s COVID-19 curfew decision ‘bizarre, capricious, arbitrary’, court hears
Coronavirus 2020-09-22 9:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A decision earlier this month to extend Victoria’s controversial COVID-19 curfew was “bizarre, capricious, arbitrary” and was made under pressure from the state’s Premier, a […]

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