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Class action says mortgage investment firm charged excessive fees
Class Actions September 11, 2018 8:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Australian mortgage investment manager has been hit with a class action, alleging it charged excessive fees on loans and made misleading representations to borrowers. […]

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OPSM owner to make franchise terms more visible after ACCC probe
Franchise September 10, 2018 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

OPSM owner Luxottica has agreed to make its franchise system more transparent after an investigation by the consumer watchdog found the eyewear giant’s disclosures weren’t […]

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Prospa to fix unfair contract terms after ASIC probe delayed float
Contracts September 7, 2018 9:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Online lender Prospa has agreed to alter unfair terms in its standard form small business loan contracts, after it delayed a planned float due to […]

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VW will refund purchasers of cars that fail within 60 days
Competition & Consumer Protection September 7, 2018 12:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Volkswagen has agreed to offer refunds or replacements to consumers if a defect makes a car un-drivable within the first 60 days after purchase without […]

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Cryosite hits back at ACCC ‘gun jumping’ claims
Competition & Consumer Protection September 5, 2018 10:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Biologics company Cryosite has denied claims by the ACCC that it engaged in cartel conduct by referring customers to Cell Care before their asset sale […]

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Aldi offered $150,000 to settle MoroccanOil dispute
Competition & Consumer Protection September 4, 2018 11:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Discount supermarket chain Aldi offered $150,000 to end a lawsuit brought by the maker of the popular MoroccanOil line of hair products, a court judgment […]

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Westpac to pay $35M to settle ASIC case over automated home loans
Financial Services September 4, 2018 3:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac will pay $35 million to settle a case brought by ASIC alleging the bank breached responsible lending laws through its automated home loan system, […]

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Battle to lead Quintis class actions begins
Class Actions September 3, 2018 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

Sydney-based law firm Bannister Law has asked a court to consolidate two class actions against troubled sandalwood oil producer Quintis, and has made its pitch […]

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Foodco calls for government-mandated legal advice for new franchisees
Franchise September 3, 2018 9:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

Foodco Group, the franchisor behind Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue, has called for a revised code of conduct that forces prospective franchisees to obtain legal […]

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Second class action seeks to recover GST on apartment sales
Class Actions September 3, 2018 3:01 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A second class action has been filed alleging GST was improperly charged on apartment sales in the ACT. The lawsuit was filed August 24 on […]

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