A judge has sent insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson back to the drawing board to redraft its pleadings against the former directors and auditors of collapsed construction company Forge Group, warning that the overlapping actions were at risk of becoming an “unrideable bull”.
A judge has questioned a common fund application in a class action against two IAG entities over allegedly worthless add-on insurance, saying there may be a “degree of chaos” if the order was approved only to be undone by a pending High Court decision.
An Adelaide-based wine exporter which was fined $352,000 for infringing three trade marks of a Treasury Wine Estates unit has been ordered into liquidation by the Victorian Supreme Court.
The federal Attorney-General has unveiled a new system for the allocation of more than $1 billion in external legal services to the Commonwealth government over the next five years, with just two Australian law firms approved in every practice area.
The applicants in the Iluka Resources shareholder class action have less than a week to lock-in a $1.25 million security for costs, after the judge overseeing the case asked if he was allowed to dismiss proceedings himself following six months of being “very patient” about ongoing funding dramas.
Law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will push forward with an investor class action against failed engineering company RCR Tomlinson on its own, with two firms driving competing actions agreeing to step down after a judge forcibly consolidated all three proceedings.
The a2 Milk Company has launched a second court challenge in as many months to a ruling from IP Australia, after rival Lion Dairy successfully opposed its bid to trade mark the phrase a2 milk.
A judge has ordered a group of banks facing a competition class action over alleged foreign exchange rate-rigging to hand over documents they produced as part of settlement agreements in class actions in the US and Canada.
South Korea’s Samsung C&T Corporation has launched two bids in Singapore to set aside a US$94 million (AU$138 million) award relating to its dispute with Spanish energy company Duro Felguera over the Pilbara-based Roy Hill iron ore mine.
Fairfax Media has challenged a judge’s “gravely serious” suggestion that one of its journalists lied about a confidential source, during the first day of a two-day appeal hearing over a $280,000 defamation judgment awarded to Chinese-Australian businessman Chau Chak Wing.
US cold storage giant Emergent Cold’s proposed takeover of rival Australian company AB Oxford faces scrutiny by the competition regulator, which has raised preliminary concerns […]
Coal producer Glencore International has lost its High Court appeal to keep the Australian Taxation Office from reviewing documents related to its offshore assets, which […]
Pitcher Partners has been ordered to hand over information about its professional indemnity insurance in two shareholder class actions over its role as Slater & […]