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STA Travel makes admissions in ACCC case over hidden fees
Competition & Consumer Protection January 23, 2020 10:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s case alleging STA Travel hit customers with $1 million in hidden fees and commissions through an add-on that purported […]

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Bed Bath N’ Table casual’s shifts were regular enough for unfair dismissal protection, FWC says
Employment January 23, 2020 2:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A casual worker at Bed Bath N’ Table worked shifts that were sufficiently regular for her to bring an unfair dismissal claim against the homewares […]

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Class action appeals ruling allowing 7-Eleven to seek litigation releases
Class Actions January 16, 2020 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The lead applicant in a class action against 7-Eleven has appealed a ruling that denied its bid to block the convenience store chain from seeking […]

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Surfstitch class action members may be better off bailing out of settlement
Class Actions January 15, 2020 10:28 am By Miklos Bolza

Unfunded group members in two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch have been told they are likely better off to opt out of […]

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Harris Scarfe receivers get more time to hunt for buyer
Restructuring & Insolvency January 14, 2020 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has given the receivers for Harris Scarfe four more months to find buyers for 39 of the struggling department store chain’s […]

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ACCC fines camping store $63,000 for misleading ‘was/now’ ads
Competition & Consumer Protection January 14, 2020 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Camping retailer 4WD Supacentre has been fined $63,000 by the consumer regulator for misleading ‘was/now’ price comparisons that suggested consumers could achieve significant savings. Outdoor […]

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Jury finds Kleenmaid founder guilty of $13M fraud against Westpac
White Collar January 10, 2020 10:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The founder of defunct whitegoods distributor Kleenmaid faces jail time after a jury on Friday found him guilty of 19 charges of fraud and insolvent […]

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Judge OKs $29M settlement in Radio Rentals class action
Class Actions January 9, 2020 1:12 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given his seal of approval to a $29 million settlement that resolves a class action over Radio Rentals’ Rent, Try, $1 Buy […]

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ACCC drags Oscar Wylee to court over misleading charity representations
Competition & Consumer Protection December 13, 2019 4:53 pm By

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has taken eyewear retailer Oscar Wylee to court for making allegedly misleading representations about its charitable donations and affiliations […]

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On The Run faces potential wage underpayments class action
Employment December 10, 2019 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Petrol station convenience store chain On The Run is facing a possible class action over allegations that it has underpaid employees at over 145 stores […]

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