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7-Eleven class actions mull contempt motion after losing appeal over franchisee communications
Class Actions March 27, 2020 3:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in two class actions against 7-Eleven are considering bringing a contempt of court motion against the convenience store giant after the Full […]

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Surfstitch class action settlement amount slashed amid ‘very difficult retail environment’
Class Actions March 25, 2020 1:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

Group members in two settled class actions against clothing retailer Surfstitch have been told the settlement amount available to them has plummeted amid a “very […]

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ACCC approves Coles bid for chilled meals company
Corporate March 25, 2020 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved Coles’ planned acquisition of chilled meals supplier Jewel, saying the sale was better for competition than the […]

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Judge OKs $42.5M Cash Converters settlement, plaintiffs firm to pocket $12.4M
Class Actions March 24, 2020 2:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has signed off on a $42.5 million settlement of a class action against Cash Converters, brought on behalf of consumers that look out […]

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Coronavirus claims first retail victim as Tigerlily files for administration
Restructuring & Insolvency March 23, 2020 5:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian swimwear retailer Tigerlily has filed for voluntary administration, citing unfavourable conditions for retailers as the coronavirus pandemic shutters all but non-essential services in major […]

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‘One hearing and two interlocutory judgments have achieved precisely nothing’: Judge scolds parties in Parklea Market dispute
Real Estate March 23, 2020 6:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has criticised the parties in a land sale dispute over Sydney’s Parklea Markets for failing to make progress to bring the case to […]

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Costs skyrocket to $315 million in Woolworths underpayments scandal
Employment February 26, 2020 9:33 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Supermarket chain Woolworths, which is facing a class action over its staff underpayments, has admitted the amount owed to workers is at least $315 million, […]

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Coles faces potential class action over $20M in staff underpayments
Employment February 21, 2020 4:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket giant Coles may be hit with a class action after it was revealed on Tuesday that the company owes staff in its supermarket and […]

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Wesfarmers says Target underpaid staff $9M
Employment February 19, 2020 11:24 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Wesfarmers has revealed staff at Target stores were underpaid $9 million, one day after Coles announced at least $20 million in underpayments. The company revealed […]

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Bunnings’ deal with Adelaide Tools under scrutiny by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 11:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has raised concerns that the proposed tie-up of hardware store giant Bunnings Warehouse and family-owned Adelaide Tools and Oaklands Mower Centre will stifle […]

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