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High Court won’t hear East Timor’s request to shut down $328M dispute
Energy & Natural Resources June 1, 2020 10:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will not weigh in on a jurisdictional challenge by the Democratic Republic of East Timor to a lawsuit brought in Australia by […]

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Judge awards $253,000 to lead plaintiff in Queensland floods class action
Class Actions May 29, 2020 3:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiff in the Queensland floods class action has been awarded more than $253,000 in compensation from the state government and two dam operators, which were found to have been jointly liable for damage from the 2011 disaster which destroyed 2,000 homes.

High Court won’t hear Fortescue challenge to native title ruling
Appeals May 29, 2020 9:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined Fortescue Metals’ bid for special leave to appeal a ruling that granted native title to the Yinjibarndi people over a […]

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Maurice Blackburn loses appeal over bushfire class action tax bill
Appeals May 28, 2020 3:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

Maurice Blackburn has come up short in its challenge to a multimillion dollar tax bill for a record settlement payout in the Black Saturday bushfire […]

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Spain hit with lawsuit seeking to enforce $128M arbitration award
Arbitration May 26, 2020 1:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Spain has been hit with a lawsuit seeking to enforce a $128 million arbitration award in a dispute over the country’s alternative energy investment policies, […]

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Essential Energy loses bid to block preliminary discovery for potential class action
Class Actions May 22, 2020 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Essential Energy has lost its appeal of a ruling granting preliminary discovery for a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire in New South […]

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Defamation suit accuses AFR of ‘smear campaign’ against Papua New Guinea minister
Defamation May 18, 2020 2:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nine-owned Fairfax Media has been hit with a defamation lawsuit by Papua New Guinea’s Minister of Trade & Commerce, who claims the Australian Financial Review […]

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Essential Energy fights to block discovery for potential Tathra bushfire class action
Appeals May 15, 2020 4:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

Power distributor Essential Energy has appealed a judgment granting preliminary discovery to landowners to pursue a potential class action over the 2018 Tathra bushfire. The […]

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Bianca Rinehart signals appeal in family feud over $4B trust
Energy & Natural Resources May 13, 2020 2:45 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The daughter of Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has signalled an intention to appeal a decision staying proceedings against her mother for allegedly oppressive conduct […]

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Settling plaintiffs get first dibs on Parkerville bushfire defendant’s assets
Class Actions May 8, 2020 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The first-past-the-post principle applies to enforcement of settlements in collective actions over a 2014 bushfire in Western Australia, a judge has held, in a ruling […]

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