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7-Eleven to pay $595,000 after chain misled franchisee about lease terms

28/03/2022

Convenience chain 7-Eleven must pay $595,000 to a franchisee after the Victoria Supreme Court found the franchisor had made misleading statements about the term of a franchise agreement. The retailer was

Former Cash Converters business faces court and penalty of $33,000

21/03/2022

A company that formerly operated two Cash Converters stores in Melbourne is facing court and a possible penalty of $33,300 for allegedly failing to follow a Compliance Notice. Yarraville Business Pty Ltd formerly operated Cash

Priceline, Hog’s Breath class actions stumble over costs

23/02/2022

Two separate class actions against Priceline and Hog’s Breath appear to be stumbling over costs. Class action lawyers Levitt Robinson believe it will require an estimated $8.18 million to take the Priceline

F45 loses battle over computerised training patents in legal stoush with BFT

21/02/2022

Functional fitness F45 has lost two patents for a computerised training system after a legal battle with rival franchise Body Fit Training (BFT). F45 claimed BFT had infringed the two

McDonald’s faces massive court claim over ‘shameful’ worker treatment

31/01/2022

Trade union SDA has lodged a multimillion claim in the Federal Court against McDonald’s Australia seeking compensation for about 900 current and former employees the union alleges have been denied

McDonald’s staff class action claims failure to provide 10-minute rest breaks is systemic

08/12/2021

McDonald’s is facing a class action over the company’s alleged failure to provide its employees with paid 10-minute rest breaks. The McDonald’s staff class action filed in the Federal Court by Shine Lawyers

Holden Australia’s behaviour to dealers a lesson for franchisors, says ACCC chair

29/11/2021

ACCC Chair Rod Sims has cautioned franchisors to avoid the behaviour shown by Holden towards its Australian dealers just before and after the company’s withdrawal from the Australian market. “The way Holden withdrew from

Gyoza Gyoza franchisee fined $78,220

22/11/2021

A Gyoza Gyoza franchisee has to pay a $78,220.80 fine after a court found the restaurant operator had deliberately breached the Fair Work Act and misled the Fair Work Ombudsman. Acting

RFG denies Michel’s Patisserie class action allegations

19/10/2021

Frozen cakes are back in the spotlight as RFG denies allegations made by a former Michel’s Patisserie franchisee in a class action before Federal Court. A statement from the multi-brand franchisor

7-Eleven’s $98m class action settlement: massive payout revealed

23/08/2021

Convenience chain 7-Eleven is to pay $98m in a settlement of a franchisee class action, according to Lawyerly. The revelation of the massive cost to the retailer comes a few