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Ultra Tune wins $590K reduction in appeal of ‘manifestly excessive’ franchising penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection September 20, 2019 11:58 am By Amelia Birnie

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has successfully appealed what it claimed was a “manifestly excessive” penalty for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct, […]

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Order banning DP World workers from ‘go slow’ protests quashed by FWC’s 7.5 hour error
Employment September 19, 2019 3:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The CFMEU has successfully challenged an interim Fair Work Commission order barring workers at stevedoring firm DP World from ‘go slow’ industrial action after an […]

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In new class action defence, Scenic Tours says passengers can’t rely on it to control weather
Class Actions September 18, 2019 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action alleging travel agency Scenic Tours owes damages to European cruise passengers forced to take buses when heavy rain flooded waterways is still […]

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Aurizon files lawsuit over sale of Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian assets
Transportation & Infrastructure September 18, 2019 3:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian rail freight operator Aurizon has launched a lawsuit against US-based shortline railroad firm Genesee & Wyoming seeking damages over the impending sale of its […]

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High Court to hear wrongful death case over Queensland airplane crash
Appeals September 17, 2019 6:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Australian companies have won their application for special leave to the High Court as they continue their fight to shut down a wrongful death […]

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Uber faces suit for ‘severe exploitation’ of workers
Employment September 16, 2019 5:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Transport Workers’ Union has launched a case against Uber on behalf of a driver who was allegedly sacked for being ten minutes late, and […]

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Litigation funding agreements legal in Queensland class actions, court says
Class Actions September 13, 2019 7:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Queensland Supreme Court has upheld the legality of litigation funding agreements in a landmark class action judgment that could have a ripple effect across […]

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Judge slams NRMA’s ‘intrusion’ on industrial jurisdiction with consumer suit
Competition & Consumer Protection September 12, 2019 1:58 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has thrown out the NRMA’s consumer case against the maritime union over its Sydney fast ferry campaign, ruling that a verdict in favour […]

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Ex-CEO sues live cattle exporter following ‘hostile’ and ‘demeaning’ dismissal
Employment September 11, 2019 3:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

Live cattle exporter Wellard Ltd has been hit with an unlawful dismissal claim for more than $400,000 by its ex-CEO, who claims he was sacked […]

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Judge frowns on ‘moronic approach’ to group member sign-up in Takata class actions
Class Actions September 5, 2019 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing a group of class actions against car manufacturers over faulty Takata airbags has questioned a simplified group registration and opt out process […]

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