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Two more supermarket giants may face underpayments class actions
Class Actions May 20, 2020 12:39 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Two leading independent supermarket groups are the latest retail giants to face possible class actions for alleged wage underpayments, in the wake of class actions […]

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Coles faces underpayment class action by supermarket managers
Class Actions May 15, 2020 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket giant Coles has been hit with a class action after revealing in February that it owes staff in its supermarket and liquor businesses at […]

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Landmark shareholder class action against Myer dismissed
Class Actions May 6, 2020 1:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A closely watched shareholder class action against Myer over an inflated profit forecast from former CEO Bernie Brookes has been dropped, after a court found […]

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Bob Jane promises to tell franchisees if the end of the road is near
Retail April 30, 2020 3:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bob Jane will give franchisees at least six months’ notice before terminating their agreements, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the tyre retail […]

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Target faces class action investigation over underpayments
Class Actions April 20, 2020 10:44 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Target Australia is facing a possible class action for allegedly failing to pay staff overtime or penalties for time that they worked, two months after […]

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Colette administrators not liable for rent payments in COVID-19 downturn, court rules
Restructuring & Insolvency April 15, 2020 8:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

Administrators of collapsed retailer Colette by Colette Hayman will not have to pay over $714,000 in rent after court ruled that a temporary rent freeze […]

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Coronavirus, bushfires push retailer Aussie Disposals into administration
Restructuring & Insolvency April 15, 2020 9:36 pm By Christine Caulfield

Camping goods retailer Aussie Disposals has entered voluntary administration, blaming the summer bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic for its fate. The company, which was founded […]

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Barristers to robe up at home for trial by videochat in ACCC case against Kogan
Competition & Consumer Protection April 1, 2020 11:44 am By Miklos Bolza

Barristers for the ACCC and online retailer Kogan have been asked to robe up at home as the previously in-person trial shifts to videochat in […]

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ACCC approves Bunnings’ takeover of Adelaide Tools
Competition & Consumer Protection March 31, 2020 2:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has found Bunnings’ $30 million takeover of Adelaide Tools and Oaklands Mower Centre would not substantially lessen competition, but […]

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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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