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Geowash misled franchisees about car wash costs, court finds
Franchise 2019-02-11 4:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Car wash franchisor Geowash misled franchisees about how much revenue they could expect to earn per month and acted unconscionably in its charging practices, the […]

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Food franchisors to face ACCC scrutiny
Franchise 2019-02-07 7:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Café, restaurant and take away food services franchisors, which have faced criticism and litigation for allegedly misleading franchisees, will now face heightened scrutiny from the […]

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Pitcher Partners appeals $5.6M damages award over concealed accounting error
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-02-05 2:16 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners will challenge a ruling that it owes a NSW bus operator $5.6 million in damages for fraudulently concealing a costly amortisation […]

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3 words doom Santos appeal over $55M BNP guarantee
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-02-05 12:06 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Three words missing from a demand letter have sunken oil and gas producer Santos Limited’s appeal of a loss in its dispute with French bank […]

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Barristers suing DLA Piper over $370,000 in fees did not do all the work, court told
Business of Law 2019-02-04 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Two barristers suing DLA Piper over $370,000 in fees did not perform all the work for which they billed the law firm, a court heard […]

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AIG appeals ruling in Kaboko Mining D&O coverage dispute
Insurance 2019-01-30 3:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

AIG Australia has appealed a decision that found it is liable for covering four former directors facing a lawsuit by collapsed Kaboko Mining after a […]

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Labor government would ban unfair contract terms
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-01-25 8:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A future Labor government would pass reforms that make unfair contract terms illegal and punishable by fines of up to $10 million. Companies that push […]

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Domino’s franchisee settles $6.1M case alleging false promises about pizza sales
Franchise 2019-01-24 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A franchisee’s $6.1 million case against Domino’s Pizza accusing the fast food chain of misleading him about the sales he could expect from his two […]

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DLA Piper sued by QC, junior barrister over $370,000 in unpaid fees
Business of Law 2019-01-16 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Queens Counsel and a junior barrister at the Victorian Bar are taking DLA Piper to court, accusing the law firm of failing to pay […]

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Judge orders Rinehart family feud into arbitration
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-01-14 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has stayed counterclaims by Bianca Rinehart and John Hancock and sent a long-running Rinehart family dispute over control of […]

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