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Lorna Jane hit with $5M penalty for misleading COVID-19 activewear claims
Coronavirus 2021-07-23 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit women’s activewear company Lorna Jane with a $5 million penalty for representing to consumers during the height of the coronavirus crisis […]

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General Motors wants to declass Holden franchisee class action
Automotive 2021-07-14 3:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Car giant General Motors, which faces a class action by former Holden franchisees, wants to strip the case of class status, arguing that “idiosyncrasies” in […]

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Tabcorp suing ATO over $538M in deductions
Article 2021-07-13 3:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Tabcorp and its Tatts unit have filed three proceedings against the ATO this year, with the gambling giants asking the court to allow a total […]

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Arrium settlement was a ‘substantial compromise’, judge says
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-07-05 4:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A settlement reached in a lawsuit by the liquidators of collapsed steel giant Arrium against 10 former company directors accused of insolvent trading has been […]

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7-Eleven agrees to settle franchisee class actions
Class Actions 2021-06-30 12:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

7-Eleven has reached an in-principle agreement to settle two class actions which accused the convenience store giant of misleading franchisees and underpaying employees at its […]

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High Court refuses to take up 7-Eleven’s challenge to settlement CFOs
High Court 2021-06-25 10:29 am By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has declined to hear a case that challenges the power of judges to make common fund orders at the close of litigation, […]

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In victory for ACCC, Full Court tosses Geowash execs’ ‘ill-founded’ appeal
Appeals 2021-06-23 11:49 am By Miklos Bolza

Two executives of failed car washing franchise Geowash have failed in their attempt to overturn a $2.7 million penalty for overcharging and misleading franchisees, with […]

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CFOs in spotlight again as High Court weighs 7-Eleven special leave bid
Analysis 2021-06-22 11:17 pm By Christine Caulfield

The power to make common fund orders in class actions is a question before the High Court a second time, but the justices aren’t likely […]

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NAB wins $43M judgment against ex-Dick Smith director but receivers walk away empty handed
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-06-15 4:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has awarded $43 million to National Australia Bank in its lawsuit against former directors of failed retailer Dick Smith, but threw out claims […]

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Tatts takes ATO to court over deduction for $120M lotto licence
Tax 2021-06-15 11:27 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Tabcorp-owned Tatts Group has appealed a finding from the Commissioner of Taxation that it cannot deduct a $120 million lotto licence from it assessable income […]

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