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Judge stays Billabong founder’s lawsuit against Ernst & Young
Tax 2023-11-20 10:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ernst & Young has won a temporary stay of a lawsuit by Billabong founder Gordon Merchant alleging the firm gave negligent advice on how to […]

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Class action plaintiffs get same relief from limitation periods as group members: judge
Class Actions 2023-04-24 10:54 am By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has found that lead plaintiffs in a class action by commercial fishing operations against Gladstone Ports can bring new claims out of time, […]

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Lawyer’s autism discrimination claim fails in appeal over loss of practicing certificate
Business of Law 2022-09-23 11:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Queensland lawyer who sold unlawful payday loans through a sham diamond trade has lost a battle to renew his practicing certificate, with an appeals […]

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King & Wood Mallesons may be dragged into class action over ‘colossal disclosure debacle’
Class Actions 2022-04-08 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

King & Wood Mallesons could be dragged into a class action by commercial fishing operators against Gladstone Ports Corporation over a “colossal disclosure debacle” in […]

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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
COVID-19 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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