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United Petroleum hit with franchisee class action over ‘unprofitable’ Pie Face stores
Class Actions 2023-02-02 10:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

United Petroleum has been hit with a class action on behalf of franchisees who allege they suffered loss when the petrol giant installed loss-making Pie […]

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Franchisees in class action against Hog’s Breath Cafe lose appeal of $1.2M security order
Class Actions 2022-09-26 11:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A potentially stultifying order for $1.23 million in security for costs in a class action against the Hog’s Breath Cafe restaurant chain has survived a […]

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Retail Food Group tries to shut down franchisee class action
Class Actions 2022-09-08 10:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Retail Food Group wants to shut down a class action brought on behalf of current and former franchisees of its Michel’s Patisserie chain who claim […]

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Onus on franchisor to prove $1.2M security would not kill class action, Full Court told
Class Actions 2022-08-22 11:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fighting what they say is a stultifying $1.23 million order for security for defence costs in a class action, franchisees of Hog’s Breath Cafe have […]

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7-Eleven class action funder wins first-ever interim payment from settlement
Class Actions 2022-06-17 4:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has granted a litigation funder for two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven an interim payment to cover its costs ahead of a ruling […]

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‘Unsatisfactory state of affairs’: 7-Eleven class action funder wants $16.6M advance on payout
Class Actions 2022-06-15 4:49 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A litigation funder for two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has asked a court for a $16.6 million payout to cover its costs before a […]

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7-Eleven class action law firm’s billing practice ‘troubling’, court hears
Class Actions 2022-05-13 9:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven that settled for $98 million has been urged to cut the payout to the law firm […]

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PwC sued over advice on $88M sale of Hudson Pacific to Retail Food Group
Financial Services 2022-05-12 5:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The founder of wholesale food company Hudson Pacific has sued PricewaterhouseCoopers for allegedly providing bad advice on the terms of the $88 million sale of […]

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Dealers in Holden class action rejected $5M offer from GM
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-28 10:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Car dealers that have brought a class action against General Motors over its decision to retire the Holden brand in Australia rejected offers of compensation […]

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7-Eleven class action judge urged to accept lawyer’s word on deferred fees claim
Class Actions 2022-04-22 10:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

No evidence was produced of a deferred fee arrangement between the law firm and funder backing franchise class actions against 7-Eleven, and the “unequivocal” denial […]

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