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ANZ to pay nothing in 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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ACCC raises competition concerns about Landmark’s $469M bid for Ruralco
Competition & Consumer Protection June 13, 2019 12:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised competition concerns about rural supply giant Landmark’s proposed $469 million takeover of competitor Ruralco, a move that […]

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ASIC narrowly loses High Court appeal in outback book-up case
Appeals June 12, 2019 8:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has narrowly lost its High Court appeal of a ruling that found the owner of a South Australian outback […]

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Landlords lose multi-million dollar appeal over Myer’s Chadstone Shopping Centre lease
Real Estate May 7, 2019 6:23 pm By Amelia Birnie

An appeals court has criticised the ‘weak’ legal position of the owners of Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, throwing out their multi-million dollar appeal of […]

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Woolworths class action homes in on supermarket giant’s price perception problem
Class Actions May 3, 2019 9:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Woolworths’ knowledge of its poor performance on price perception among shoppers in 2014 is at the centre of a $100 million shareholder class action against […]

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Catch Group settles dispute with Kogan over ‘catch’ AdWords
Intellectual Property April 11, 2019 9:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

E-retail giant Catch Group has settled a lawsuit against Kogan for alleging violating its “catch” trade marks and the consumer law through sponsored links on […]

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Former bubble tea franchisee in hot water over alleged underpayments
Employment April 4, 2019 10:48 am By Miklos Bolza

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against a former Chatime franchisee for allegedly underpaying 17 employees over $46,000 at its Sydney CBD store. […]

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Kmart ordered to hand over docs in cargo pants IP dispute
Intellectual Property March 27, 2019 3:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Kmart has been ordered to produce more documents related to changes made to the designs for its men’s cargo pants and shorts in a lawsuit […]

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Cotton On sued by hip hop-inspired Melbourne kebab restaurant
Intellectual Property March 25, 2019 3:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Melbourne-based restaurant and food truck operator selling “game-changing kebabs” has sued popular retailer Cotton On for allegedly infringing the copyright for the “Biggie Smalls” […]

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FWO sues Westside Petroleum general manager for underpaying workers
Employment March 25, 2019 9:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The general manager of service station chain Westside Petroleum has been named in a lawsuit by the Fair Work Ombudsman alleging the company shortchanged workers […]

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