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7-Eleven to pay $98 million to settle class actions brought by franchisees

Australia - October 11 2021 In August, 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd (7-Eleven) agreed to pay $98 million to settle two class actions filed against it in the Federal Court of…

Rohit Dighe

auDA introduces stricter licensing rules for .au domain names

Australia - June 18 2021 The Australian administrator for the .au country code top level domain, .au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), has introduced the .au Domain…

Rohit Dighe

Beware of consumer rights: $75,000 penalty imposed on jayco for misleading a consumer about consumer guarantees

Australia - June 18 2021 On 3 May 2021, the Federal Court imposed a penalty of $75,000 on Jayco Corporation Pty Ltd (Jayco) in respect of a contravention of section 29(1)(m)…

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The drowning of ‘JUMP! Swim Schools’: over $23 million in penalties ordered by the Federal Court

Australia - June 17 2021 On 19 May 2021, the Federal Court imposed a penalty of $23 million on Jump Loops Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (Jump Loops), the franchisor promoting and…

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Important alert for franchisors: Substantial amendments to the Australian Franchising Code strengthen protection for franchisees

Australia - June 17 2021 On 1 June 2021, the Australian Government introduced the much-anticipated Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes - Franchising) Amendment (Fairness…

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