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‘Dangerous proposition’: Judge refuses early liability determination in Dick Smith insurer class action
Class Actions August 12, 2019 1:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in an investor class action brought against the insurers of Dick Smith have lost an early bid to determine the viability of their […]

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Surfstitch, shareholders to make ‘last, final attempt’ at class action settlement
Class Actions August 9, 2019 8:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The parties in two shareholder class actions brought against online fashion retailer Surfstitch will make one “last, final attempt” to resolve the proceedings in mediation […]

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ACCC greenlights Wesfarmers’ $230M acquisition of Catch Group
Competition & Consumer Protection August 5, 2019 9:00 pm By Amelia Birnie

The competition regulator has cleared the way for Australian retail giant Wesfarmers to acquire online retailer Catch Group for $230 million, after finding the acquisition […]

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Coles claim for $40M in refunds for lost fuel ‘completely unreal’, ATO tells court
Tax July 29, 2019 9:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A claim by Coles for $40 million in tax credits for fuel that evaporates or leaks from the 3,000 tanks at its service stations — […]

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Former Dick Smith execs may seek to vacate trial date if cross claims filed
Class Actions July 12, 2019 9:18 pm By Amelia Birnie

Two former executives of Dick Smith may seek to vacate an upcoming trial date for two class actions against the failed retailer, after recently being […]

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Emails reveal Kmart employees shared links to streetwear co’s designs, court told
Intellectual Property July 10, 2019 2:39 pm By Amelia Birnie

Streetwear brand Globe International has alleged department store chain Kmart was reasonably aware it was infringing copyright, after internal emails revealed Kmart clothing designers shared […]

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Dick Smith insurers face class action over IPO-related policy
Class Actions July 8, 2019 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

Allianz and a number of other insurers of Dick Smith are now facing a class action over the extent of coverage under an insurance policy […]

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ACCC loses case against Woolworths over ‘eco’ plate claims
Competition & Consumer Protection July 5, 2019 9:28 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lost a consumer case against Woolworths, with the Federal Court finding the supermarket giant’s  environmental claims for its […]

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Woolworths accepts FWC recommendation in dispute over new store structure
Employment July 4, 2019 6:14 pm By Amelia Birnie

Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has accepted a number of recommendations made by the Fair Work Commission, after two unions challenged a recent restructure that required staff […]

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ANZ to pay nothing in interim settlement of 7-Eleven franchise class actions
Franchise June 18, 2019 10:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

ANZ Bank will not pay a cent to franchisees in its settlement of two class actions that allege the bank breached its responsible lending obligations […]

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