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Europcar fined $350,000 after admitting to excessive credit card fees
Competition & Consumer Protection August 14, 2019 3:35 pm By Amelia Birnie

Global car rental company Europcar has been ordered to pay $350,000 in penalties, after admitting it charged more than 60,0000 customers excessive fees on Visa […]

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Blue Sky settles case against former directors over alleged raid on database
Financial Services July 22, 2019 3:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blue Sky Alternative Investments has reached a confidential settlement of its case against three former directors and two investment firms over an alleged raid on […]

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Judge won’t kill claim that court can wind up foreign company with no Aussie biz
Restructuring & Insolvency April 29, 2019 9:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss a claim that the Federal Court has inherent power to order the winding up of a foreign company […]

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Retail Food Group misled couple who lost $142K in Michel’s Patisserie franchisee, court finds
Franchise February 18, 2019 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found franchisor Retail Food Group made false and misleading statements to a couple whose Michel’s Patisserie franchise ultimately lost over $142,000 due […]

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United Petroleum loses $2M award over compulsory land acquisition
Construction March 6, 2019 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has overturned a ruling awarding $2 million in compensation to United Petroleum after the state government compulsorily acquired land on which the […]

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Europcar admits overcharging customers, blames reservation system
Competition & Consumer Protection September 18, 2018 1:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Europcar has fired back at the consumer watchdog in an enforcement action alleging the car rental company applied excessive payment surcharges on debit and credit […]

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MinterEllison settles claims over solar company collapse
Securities July 24, 2018 10:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

MinterEllison has resolved claims by two directors of failed Solar Shop Australia alleging the law firm, which was retained by the company to advise on […]

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Aristocrat wants tens of millions in pokie IP case
Intellectual Property July 18, 2018 10:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gaming giant Aristocrat Technologies is seeking damages in the “high tens of millions of dollars” from rival Konami Australia, after the poker machine maker was […]

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ACCC takes Europcar to court for excessive card surcharges
Competition & Consumer Protection July 26, 2018 7:56 am By Christine Caulfield

Europcar has been hit with an enforcement action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accusing the rental car company of slapping customers with excessive […]

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Judge axes claim in NAB Docklands construction dispute
Construction May 21, 2018 10:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has upheld a court referee’s dismissal of construction subcontractor Brighton Australia’s claim¬† that global contractor Multiplex violated the Australian Consumer Law by making […]

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