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BP appeals ruling reinstating worker fired over Hitler parody video
Employment March 12, 2020 12:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

BP has appealed a ruling from the Fair Work Commission that reinstated a worker who was fired for sharing a video clip which included subtitles […]

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BHP faces $125M tax bill after High Court loss
Tax March 11, 2020 2:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

BHP Billiton must pay $125 million in added taxes after the High Court struck down its appeal in a dispute with the Australian Tax Office […]

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‘Forensic voyeurism’: Judge denies BHP bid for docs in $36M spat with insurers
Insurance March 10, 2020 8:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of BHP Billiton can’t get its hands on underwriting documents in its case against Lloyd’s of London and Berkley Insurance, which are being […]

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Crude joke no valid reason for dismissing ‘larrikin’ mine worker, FWC finds
Employment March 6, 2020 9:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Fair Work Commission has found that BHP’s decision to fire a mine worker and self-professed ‘larrikin’ for a single crude joke was unjustified, but […]

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Judge scolds parties for delaying funder’s landmark appeal by three months
Appeals March 5, 2020 1:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Litigation funder Augusta Ventures has had its appeal of a groundbreaking ruling that put it on the hook for security for costs in a Fair […]

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Former Bechtel exec wins appeal, can claim $11.8M share loss as tax deduction
Tax March 4, 2020 5:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former executive of engineering giant Bechtel will be allowed to deduct over $11.8 million in share losses from his taxable income after successfully challenging […]

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Judge says cost agreement void, but approves $2M payday for Maddens in bushfire class action
Class Actions March 3, 2020 11:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $2 million payout for Maddens Lawyers in a class action against electricity provider Powercor over a 2018 St […]

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‘I never liked common fund orders anyway’: Judge gives thumbs up to High Court ruling
Class Actions February 28, 2020 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A  judge overseeing a shareholder class action against collapsed engineering group RCR Tomlinson has said goodbye to the common fund order in the case while […]

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BP worker fired over Hitler parody video to be reinstated after win on appeal
Employment February 28, 2020 4:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

A refinery worker sacked by BP over a parody Hitler video has won his job back after a Fair Work Commission appeals panel overturned a […]

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Spain ordered to pay $375M in arbitration dispute
Arbitration February 24, 2020 8:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Kingdom of Spain must pay $375 million after it failed in its bid to claim sovereign immunity from the enforcement of two foreign arbitration […]

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