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Forge directors fail to explain need for multiple law firms in liquidators’ case, judge says
Banton Group 2021-04-14 2:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slashed security for costs sought in a case brought by the liquidators of engineering and construction company Forge Group after the former […]

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Law firm drops opt out clause from funding agreement in Boral class action
Class Actions 2021-04-09 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Phi Finney McDonald will amend its funding agreement with Therium in a shareholder class action against Boral after a judge found that an irrevocable opt […]

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Bechtel challenges ATO decision that staff travel to Curtis Island LNG site not deductible
Tax 2021-04-08 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A long standing stoush over staff expenses between Bechtel and the Australian Taxation Office has made its way to the Federal Court, with the engineering […]

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CoreLogic hit with copyright lawsuit over data scraping
Intellectual Property 2021-04-06 5:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

Building and construction information service provider BCI Media is suing CoreLogic, accusing the property data analytics company of unauthorised access and scraping confidential information from […]

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Boral ruling a warning to class action lawyers to be on their best behaviour
Class Actions 2021-04-01 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judgment in a heated carriage fight between three class actions against construction giant Boral provides some guidance to law firms about conduct that could […]

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No win no fee carries law firm to victory in Boral class action beauty parade
Class Actions 2021-03-31 11:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

The law firm running its class action on a no win no fee basis has been crowned the winner in a battle against two competing […]

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JM Kelly’s negligence case against former accountant should go to trial, judge rules
Construction 2021-03-30 6:51 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has refused to summarily dismiss proceedings by collapsed construction group JM Kelly against its former accountant, finding it was an issue for trial […]

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Builder not on the hook for $12M in damages for Lacrosse building fire, appeals court says
Construction 2021-03-29 3:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has found that building company LU Simon should not pay $12 million in damages for a 2014 fire which broke out in […]

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Judge pushes for trial early next year in Opal Tower class action
Class Actions 2021-03-25 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has suggested hearing the long-running class action over the Opal Tower disaster as early as the first quarter of next year, as the […]

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Clough appeals tax ruling on $15M in cancellation of entitlements
Tax 2021-03-25 11:28 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Construction company Clough Limited has appealed a ruling that found it cannot claim over $15 million paid to employees for cancellation of their shares and […]

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