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Maurice Blackburn gets second shot at pursuing class action against BHP
Appeals May 28, 2019 9:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has partly prevailed in an appeal of a judge’s decision to put the brakes on its shareholder class action against BHP while greenlighting […]

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Judge questions Piper Alderman’s $3.5M legal bill in KPMG class action
Class Actions May 28, 2019 1:59 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has questioned whether he should approve the $3.5 million legal bill in the settled Discovery Metals shareholder class action against KPMG, amid concerns […]

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Farmers can’t use the word ‘oil’ in Montarra oil spill class action, PTTEP says
Class Actions May 28, 2019 8:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

Oil company PTTEP has objected to Indonesian seaweed farmers using the word “oil” in their evidence in the Montarra oil spill class action, arguing they […]

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Appeals court in BHP class action battle questions superiority of no win, no fee model
Appeals May 27, 2019 11:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn’s funding model rejected by a judge overseeing a beauty parade of class actions against BHP appeared structured to incentivise the firm to push […]

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Court approves confidential KPMG class action settlement over objections
Class Actions May 27, 2019 9:32 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has signed off on the confidential settlement of a shareholder class action brought against KPMG relating to the failed $830 million hostile takeover […]

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Termite Resources directors appeal $7M damages ruling for liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency May 23, 2019 1:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

The former directors of collapsed mining company Termite Resources have appealed a ruling ordering them to pay $7 million in damages for allegedly breaching their […]

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Origin, Australia Pacific LNG get ACCC for $231M sale of Ironback gas project
Competition & Consumer Protection May 22, 2019 12:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC will not oppose Origin Energy’s sale of the Ironback coal seam gas project to joint venture partner Australia Pacific LNG for $231 million, […]

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CIMIC faces bid for indemnity costs after last-minute subpoenas derailed class action trial
Class Actions May 21, 2019 4:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action against global engineering firm CIMIC Group has made a bid for indemnity costs, after a last-minute subpoena […]

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Class action says UGL should have forecast $129M loss on Ichthys LNG project
Class Actions May 21, 2019 8:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

UGL knew a loss for its Ichthys power project was “looming” as early as February 2014, according to amended pleadings in a shareholder class action, […]

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WorleyParsons unit to contest $132M arbitration award in Vietnamese mining dispute
Arbitration May 20, 2019 12:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Engineering firm Jacobs E&C, which was acquired by WorleyParsons last year, has said it will resist an arbitration judgment of around $132 million handed down […]

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