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Glencore unit does not owe injured workers unlimited personal leave, court says
Employment January 21, 2020 4:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of mining giant Glencore has defeated a case brought by the CFMEU claiming it was obligated to pay unlimited amounts of personal leave […]

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Griffin Coal can’t get hands on docs in long-running spat with Carna Group
Energy & Natural Resources January 17, 2020 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Struggling mining firm Griffin Coal has been denied access to documents while defending a consumer law case brought by the liquidators of a collapsed mining […]

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Fortescue Metals wins back exploration licence voided after 89-second renewal delay
Energy & Natural Resources January 16, 2020 5:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group has prevented one of its long-held mining licences from falling into the hands of rival Gina Rinehart, with the […]

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BlueScope tried to protect ‘invalid monopoly’ by withholding trade secrets, judge says
Intellectual Property January 14, 2020 11:55 am By Miklos Bolza

BlueScope’s decision to hide its trade secrets has doomed its patent infringement lawsuit against South Korean rival Dongkuk Steel, with a judge dismissing the case […]

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Deutsche Bank units sue Spain to enforce $96.3M arbitration award
Energy & Natural Resources January 10, 2020 4:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Deutsche Bank subsidiaries have filed Federal Court proceedings against Spain seeking enforcement of a €59.6 million ($96.3 million) award for losses incurred as a […]

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Judge signs off on $18M UGL class action settlement
Class Actions December 18, 2019 2:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Federal Court judge has signed off on an $18 million settlement in a shareholder class action against UGL over its Ichthys power plant disclosures […]

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Queensland won’t appeal loss in floods class action
Class Actions December 13, 2019 12:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The State of Queensland will not appeal a ruling that found it, as well as the operators of two Queensland dams, were negligent in the […]

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Orinoco Gold investor wins bid to inspect books after share value tanks
Restructuring & Insolvency December 12, 2019 2:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

A shareholder of struggling gold company Orinoco Gold has been granted limited access to the company’s books after the firm was placed into administration on […]

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Government could face litigation over NSW bushfires, professors say
Class Actions December 11, 2019 5:30 pm By

With bushfires and drought continuing to ravage New South Wales, local, state and federal governments could face litigation alleging they failed to protect affected communities […]

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Squire Patton Boggs defeats negligence case over $12.5M plant renovation dispute
Energy & Natural Resources December 9, 2019 5:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering firm GR Engineering Services has lost a negligence lawsuit brought against law firm Squire Patton Boggs seeking damages from an alleged breach of contract […]

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