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UK-based retailer fined for misleading Aussie customers about refund rights
Competition & Consumer Protection December 12, 2018 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has fined online sporting goods retailer Wiggle $12,600 after the company admitted it likely misled consumers about their rights regarding […]

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Funder in Dick Smith class action won’t guarantee lower commission amid delays
Class Actions November 22, 2018 4:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Litigation funder Investor Claim Partner won’t promise it will maintain a lower commission rate in one of the Dick Smith class actions if mediation is […]

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Catch Group lets trade mark opposition bid get away
Intellectual Property November 21, 2018 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian online retailer Catchoftheday.com.au has lost its challenge to a trade mark proposed by a rival online store, with IP Australia citing a lack of […]

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Blockbuster defeated again in fight with husband and wife franchisee
Franchise November 14, 2018 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blockbuster has lost another round in its case against a husband and wife franchisee that sold a store’s assets to a competitor, with a court […]

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Top lawyer at Woolworths steps down after $1.7B petrol station deal
People In The News November 12, 2018 5:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Woolworths’ chief legal officer, who oversaw a lengthy process to offload the grocery giant’s petrol business as well as the aftermath of a rocky joint […]

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Dick Smith liquidators accuse class action firms of spamming group members
Class Actions October 18, 2018 8:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquidators for Dick Smith don’t want potential group members in two class actions against the failed retailer to learn about a new registration deadline by […]

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OPSM owner to make franchise terms more visible after ACCC probe
Franchise September 10, 2018 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

OPSM owner Luxottica has agreed to make its franchise system more transparent after an investigation by the consumer watchdog found the eyewear giant’s disclosures weren’t […]

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Aldi offered $150,000 to settle MoroccanOil dispute
Competition & Consumer Protection September 4, 2018 11:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

Discount supermarket chain Aldi offered $150,000 to end a lawsuit brought by the maker of the popular MoroccanOil line of hair products, a court judgment […]

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Woolworths asks court to toss worker’s sex discrimination case
Employment September 4, 2018 3:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Woolworths has denied discriminating against a long-serving female manager in one of its Queensland stores and has called on a court to dismiss the worker’s […]

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Woolworths faces $1B backpay claim in challenge to EBA
Employment August 23, 2018 10:05 pm By Christine Caulfield

Supermarket giant Woolworths has been hit with union action to scrap its enterprise bargaining agreement and put it on the hook for $1 billion in […]

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