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Nine Harvey Norman franchisees ordered to pay total penalties of $234,000 for misleading consumers

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • June 18 2014

The Federal Court recently ordered a further three Harvey Norman franchisees, Gordon Superstore Pty Ltd, Mandurvit Pty Ltd, and Avitalb Pty Ltd, to

Taxsmart to repay franchise fees for misleading conduct

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • June 18 2014

On 16 May 2014, in proceedings brought by the ACCC, the Federal Court ordered by consent that Taxsmart Group Pty Ltd, Taxsmart Franchising Pty Ltd

New Franchising Code of Conduct

  • Kelly & Co
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  • Australia
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  • June 13 2014

Alan Wein conducted a review of the Code (currently in operation) in 2013, which resulted in the publication of the Review of the Franchising Code

Restraints of trade: effective in a franchise agreement?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • June 11 2014

It is not uncommon to see a restraint of trade clause in a franchise agreement. Generally, the restraint will act to prevent a franchisee and key

Full Federal Court allows ACCC appeal and BAJV cross-appeal

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • May 30 2014

On 2 May 2014, the Full Federal Court allowed an appeal by the ACCC of the penalty orders made by Justice Marshall on 8 July 2013 against the former

Harvey Norman feels the sting of more penalties

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • May 26 2014

Earlier this month, the ACCC added another $50,000 to its penalties piggy bank as a result of two further proceedings against Harvey Norman

The latest vibe on the Franchising Code changes!

  • Holman Webb
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  • Australia
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  • May 23 2014

The new Franchising Code changes appear to have hit a Constitutional bump in the road. Those familiar with the movie 'The Castle' will recall that

Choice of law & venue for disputes: how these choices can affect franchises

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • May 22 2014

In last month's update we looked at the Government's proposed changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code). One of these changes was to

Taxing times for misleading franchisor

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • May 19 2014

Last Friday, the Federal Court made orders by consent declaring that the defendant accounting firm, Taxsmart, made false and misleading

Nextra succeeds in taking down rival’s misleading blog post

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • May 16 2014

The decision in Nextra Australia Pty Limited v Fletcher involved an allegation of misleading or deceptive conduct under the Australian Consumer Law