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Judges should have no say in coal mine approvals, Morrison government says in class action appeal
Climate change 2021-10-18 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Approving coal mine projects is not the business of courts, the Morrison government has argued in its challenge to a landmark class action judgment that […]

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Google says its bid to stay Epic Games lawsuit not the same as Apple’s
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-13 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

Google has urged a court to stay a competition lawsuit brought by Epic Games, saying new evidence showed the Fortnite game maker would not be […]

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Murray Darling Basin Authority fails again to limit class action liability
Appeals 2021-10-12 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Murray Darling Basin Authority can’t rely on defences claiming it is a “public or other authority” to limit the liability of a class action […]

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Arrium directors’ examination for class action not abuse of process, High Court told
High Court 2021-10-07 5:20 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two shareholders of failed steel giant Arrium have told the High Court that granting their bid to grill former directors of the company would not […]

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Qantas can’t stay penalty hearing in outsourcing dispute with TWU
Employment 2021-09-21 2:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Qantas has lost its second attempt to delay a hearing on further relief pending an appeal in its outsourcing spat with the Transport Workers Union, […]

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Delaying penalty until after Qantas outsourcing appeal ‘unfair’, court told
Employment 2021-09-20 6:21 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Qantas has filed a bid to delay a hearing on penalty after a judge found the airline outsourced ground operations partly to prevent employees engaging […]

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Hancock Prospecting loses bid for expanded trial in Rinehart family feud
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-13 3:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has failed to persuade a court to hold an expanded separate trial on the alleged wrongdoing of the mining magnate in […]

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Appeals court to decide if Murray Darling Basin Authority can limit class action liability
Class Actions 2021-08-27 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Murray-Darling Basin Authority will soon make its case directly to an appeals court that it can rely on defences limiting its liability to farmers […]

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Santos accused of misleading market by ‘greenwashing’ natural gas claims
Environment 2021-08-26 6:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Leading Australian oil and gas producer Santos is accused of misleading the market by “greenwashing” its environmental credentials in a landmark shareholder-led lawsuit filed in […]

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Hancock Prospecting avoids $3M discovery hit
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-18 4:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has avoided a discovery order that would cost an estimated $3 million to comply with, with a judge instead ordering that […]

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