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Blockbuster defeated again in fight with husband and wife franchisee
Franchises 2018-11-14 9:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

Blockbuster has lost another round in its case against a husband and wife franchisee that sold a store’s assets to a competitor, with a court […]

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OPSM owner to make franchise terms more visible after ACCC probe
Franchises 2018-09-10 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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Foodco calls for government-mandated legal advice for new franchisees
Franchises 2018-09-03 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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ACCC to push for stronger powers to crack down on unfair contract terms
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-09-02 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The law should be altered to make unfair contract terms illegal, ACCC Chair Rod Sims says, and the regulator plans to use its clout to […]

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Husqvarna admits it ‘likely’ misled franchisees, ACCC says
Franchises 2018-08-29 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Power tool seller Husqvarna Australia has entered into a court-enforceable undertaking after admitting it likely misled franchisees when stating that its dealership agreements were not […]

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Firms abandon planned class actions against Retail Food Group
Franchises 2018-07-04 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

Law firm Maurice Blackburn has dropped plans for a class action against Retail Food Group alleging the franchisor misled shareholders about the long-term viability of […]

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7-Eleven can make private settlement offers to class members, court says
Class Actions 2018-07-02 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has found 7-Eleven is free to make confidential settlement offers to individual members in two class actions brought by franchisees, shooting down a […]

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Pizza Hut franchise fined $216,700 for ‘sham’ contract
Franchises 2018-06-15 12:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Pizza Hut outlet on the Gold Coast has been hit with fines totalling $216,700 after it was found to have misclassified a delivery driver […]

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Geowash boss can look at ACCC emails to lawyers, judge rules
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-06-13 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The boss of car wash franchisor Geowash has won her bid to access emails exchanged between the ACCC and lawyers for complaining franchisees, in a […]

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Chinese restaurant chain wins injunction in franchise trademark dispute
Franchises 2018-05-29 3:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has granted Chinese restaurant chain Tim Ho Wan’s bid for a temporary injunction in a dispute over trademark rights assigned through […]

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