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Fortescue Metals wins back exploration licence voided after 89-second renewal delay
Energy & Natural Resources January 16, 2020 5:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group has prevented one of its long-held mining licences from falling into the hands of rival Gina Rinehart, with the […]

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Bushfire class action would face tough road, lawyer says
Class Actions January 15, 2020 3:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australia’s bushfire crisis has led to calls for a class action against a government perceived to be liable for its inaction on climate change. But […]

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Surfstitch class action members may be better off bailing out of settlement
Class Actions January 15, 2020 10:28 am By Miklos Bolza

Unfunded group members in two shareholder class actions against online fashion retailer Surfstitch have been told they are likely better off to opt out of […]

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CFMEU boss sues John Setka for poaching union members
Employment January 15, 2020 5:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The national secretary of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining Energy Union has filed an urgent lawsuit against union heavyweight John Setka and 29 other officers […]

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ATO appeals ruling in $60M dispute with Healius over lump sum payments
Appeals January 15, 2020 12:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has appealed a Federal Court judgment that healthcare company Healius could recover a tax refund and associated interest estimated to be […]

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BlueScope tried to protect ‘invalid monopoly’ by withholding trade secrets, judge says
Intellectual Property January 14, 2020 11:55 am By Miklos Bolza

BlueScope’s decision to hide its trade secrets has doomed its patent infringement lawsuit against South Korean rival Dongkuk Steel, with a judge dismissing the case […]

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Harris Scarfe receivers get more time to hunt for buyer
Restructuring & Insolvency January 14, 2020 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has given the receivers for Harris Scarfe four more months to find buyers for 39 of the struggling department store chain’s […]

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IOOF unit’s appeal targets Sparke Helmore
Legal Ethics January 13, 2020 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IOOF subsidiary has appealed a $76.6 million judgment finding it breached its duty in relation to the sale of a 46,000 hectare plantation by […]

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‘Rambling and non-responsive’: Law firm dodges $6.5M negligence claim
Business of Law January 13, 2020 1:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

A law firm has dodged a $6.5 million negligence claim by a Tasmanian agricultural business over advice supplied about agreements entered into with a division […]

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Dick Smith class actions can tweak case against Deloitte
Class Actions January 13, 2020 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiffs in two shareholder class actions against Dick Smith can amend their case against accounting firm Deloitte, less than two months before a […]

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