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Novel argument doesn’t save Gladstone Ports class action from costs, court says
Class Actions 2021-03-22 8:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ruled the plaintiffs in the Gladstone Ports class action cannot reserve the legal costs of an application to avoid disclosure of expert […]

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Privilege doesn’t apply to loss report for mediation in Gladstone class action
Class Actions 2021-02-12 2:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in a $100 million class action against Gladstone Ports Corporation have lost their bid to shield a proposed expert loss report from […]

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Activists notch High Court victory over expansion of Queensland coal mine
Environment 2021-02-03 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Queensland activist group has come up trumps in a drawn-out legal battle against New Acland Coal’s proposed expansion of a coal mine, with the […]

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Equititrust lawsuit on shaky ground after judge rejects Vannin’s choice of security
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-09-03 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

The receivers for funds manager Equititrust, who are suing the name partners of law firm Tucker & Cowen, have failed in their bid to have […]

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Brexit, COVID-19 no reason to alter security terms in Gladstone Ports class action, judge says
Coronavirus 2020-06-29 5:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected claims by Gladstone Ports Corporation that security for costs in a $100 million class action by commercial fishing operators should not […]

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ASIC wins High Court appeal over meaning of corporate ‘officer’
Appeals 2020-03-11 12:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has scored a victory before the High Court, with the court unanimously finding that under the Corporations Act the […]

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Ex-fintech CEO wins $2.2M in damages after unlawful dismissal
Employment 2019-10-14 5:58 pm By Amelia Birnie

The former CEO of financial software firm GBST has been awarded more than $2.2 million in damages, with a court finding he was wrongfully terminated […]

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Tucker & Cowen loses second bid to dodge $17.5M Equititrust case
Legal Ethics 2019-10-07 12:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two name partners at law firm Tucker & Cowen have lost another attempt to dismiss a case brought against them by the receivers of failed […]

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High Court to clarify meaning of ‘officer’ under Corporations Act
Appeals 2019-05-21 2:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted ASIC special leave to appeal a judgment that let a former director of Gold Coast finance company MFS Group partially […]

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