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GM cites force majeure clause in defence to Holden dealers class action
Franchises 2022-04-21 1:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

General Motors Holden Australia has denied that it owes compensation to Holden dealers over its decision to retire the iconic brand in Australia, and says […]

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Mercedes-Benz dealers lose ‘ambitious’ bid to view confidential head office docs
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-12 9:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Australian Mercedes-Benz dealers behind a $650 million lawsuit over the car maker’s decision to move to a fixed-price agency model have lost a bid for […]

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Court to probe if 7-Eleven class action funder, law firm had deferred fee arrangement
Class Actions 2022-04-06 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A marathon hearing of an application for court approval of a $98 million settlement in two 7-Eleven class actions has ended with a judge taking […]

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$98M 7-Eleven class action settlement approved but costs, commission hang in the balance
Class Actions 2022-04-04 12:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has signed off on a $98 million settlement in two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven, but has yet to reach a decision on […]

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Full Court ruling on MIS regime may not resolve funding issues in RFG class action, court hears
Class Actions 2022-04-01 4:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A case before the Full Court that will revisit the question of whether class actions are managed investment schemes may not resolve all of the […]

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7-Eleven class action lawyer accused of retaliation, deliberate late billing
Class Actions 2022-03-30 9:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A solicitor running two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven “retaliated” against a group member who objected to a $98 million settlement and issued a late […]

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7-Eleven ordered to pay $595,000 for misleading franchisee over term of lease
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-03-22 7:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Convenience store giant 7-Eleven must hand over $595,000 to a franchisee found to have signed a franchise agreement and invested almost $796,000 into a Melbourne […]

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‘Grave concerns’ raised by contradictor about 7-Eleven class action lawyer’s comments
Class Actions 2022-03-15 3:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The contradictor appointed to represent group members in an application for approval of a $98 million settlement of two franchisee class actions against 7-Eleven has […]

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‘The end of litigation as we know it’: Judge pans Nando’s costs in franchising spat
Franchises 2022-03-07 2:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nando’s Australia has been criticised for claiming that its costs in a dispute against a single franchisee could reach close to $2 million, with an […]

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Priceline class action on verge of collapse as funder withdraws
Class Actions 2022-02-18 1:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The funder that was bankrolling a class action alleging pharmacy giant Priceline exercised an “overly prescriptive level of control” on franchisees which limited their profitability […]

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