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In class action defence, Merivale says it shouldn’t be forced to backpay staff
Class Actions 2021-11-24 3:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hospitality giant Merivale has streamlined its defence of a $129 million underpayment class action, arguing that it shouldn’t be expected to back pay employees because […]

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Franchisee lawsuit accuses Quest of ‘unfair’ termination tactics
Hospitality 2021-11-15 8:10 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Quest Serviced Apartments is using unfair tactics to unlawfully terminate franchise agreements, according to a lawsuit by a franchisee that is fighting to keep its […]

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Vic government charged with safety breaches over hotel quarantine program
Coronavirus 2021-09-29 4:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Victoria’s health and safety regulator WorkSafe has filed proceedings against the state government over alleged health and safety breaches relating to last year’s disastrous hotel […]

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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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