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Judge dismisses ‘puzzling’ bid to boot FW Projects liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency July 18, 2019 8:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two construction companies have lost what a court has called a “puzzling” bid to oust the liquidators of collapsed FW Projects amidst a legal battle […]

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Ex-Hastie Services execs acquitted on conspiracy charges
White Collar July 15, 2019 10:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two former executives of Hastie Services have been cleared of criminal charges that they engaged in a conspiracy to falsify the company’s accounts, with a […]

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Combustible cladding defendants may drag engineers, certifiers into class action
Class Actions July 8, 2019 8:36 pm By Amelia Birnie

German-based cladding manufacturer 3A Composites has foreshadowed potential cross claims against third party engineers and certifiers in one of two class actions brought over allegedly […]

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Landowners above Sydney Metro tunnel can claim compensation before digging complete
Transportation & Infrastructure June 24, 2019 8:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

Landowners above the Sydney Metro underground tunnel will be allowed to claim compensation before construction is complete, with a court also preparing to consider potential […]

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Government to fund examination of JM Kelly’s web of inter-company loans
Restructuring & Insolvency June 17, 2019 5:25 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Commonwealth has agreed to fund a public examination into the affairs of collapsed Queensland-based construction group JM Kelly, after liquidators uncovered a complicated web […]

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Fair Work Commissioner cleared of bias over ‘smokebomb’ comment
Employment June 5, 2019 9:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an appeal by the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union challenging a decision by a commissioner to not […]

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Ex-Hastie Services CEO says nothing ‘dodgy’ about orders to close earnings gap
White Collar June 4, 2019 10:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The former chief executive officer of Hastie Services has admitted to asking staff to make up for a shortfall between forecast and actual profits at […]

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Combustible cladding class action has prima facie case against manufacturer, judge says
Product Liability June 3, 2019 1:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed the applicant in a class action over allegedly dangerous combustible cladding to sue a German-based cladding manufacturer, saying there was a […]

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Key witness in Hastie Services execs’ trial pointed the finger to save herself, jury hears
White Collar June 3, 2019 8:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former finance manager from Hastie Services and key witness for the prosecution in the criminal trial against two of the company’s former executives only […]

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Judge tosses class action over Rudd Government’s home insulation subsidy program
Class Actions May 31, 2019 2:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The government has won a victory following a lengthy trial in a class action brought on behalf of businesses alleging they were harmed when the […]

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