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Arrium directors in firing line after three-year investigation into $4B collapse
Restructuring & Insolvency July 23, 2019 4:39 pm By Amelia Birnie

Insolvency firm Kordamentha has filed proceedings against ten former directors of the Arrium Group, accusing them of breaching their duties to prevent insolvent trading after […]

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Judge urges Grant Thornton to consider Chinese wall in KPMG class action settlement
Class Actions July 22, 2019 10:10 pm By Amelia Birnie

The settlement of the Discovery Metals investor class action against KPMG has experienced another setback, after scheme administrator Grant Thornton flagged a potential conflict of […]

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Vocus to refund customers over misleading claims for second time in a month
Competition & Consumer Protection July 18, 2019 5:01 pm By Amelia Birnie

Vocus Group’s energy brands Dodo and CovaU have promised to refund their customers after being fined more than $50,000 by the consumer watchdog over allegedly […]

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Piper Alderman’s $3.5M legal bill for running KPMG class action in limbo
Class Actions July 12, 2019 1:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has refused to approve Piper Alderman’s $3.5 million in legal fees charged for running a class action against KPMG, appointing Grant Thornton as […]

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Adani defeats appeal in native title challenge to Queensland coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources July 12, 2019 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A group of Indigenous Australians opposed to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has lost an appeal of a ruling dismissing a native title case […]

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Cleveland-Cliffs unit keeps counterclaim alive in dispute over $2.5B Koolyanobbing mine contract
Energy & Natural Resources July 11, 2019 4:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of US mining giant Cleveland-Cliffs has won a fight to keep its counterclaim against a contractor alive in a dispute over the Koolyanobbing […]

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Group members set to get nothing in St Patrick’s Day bushfire class action settlement
Class Actions July 9, 2019 4:16 pm By Amelia Birnie

A settlement has been reached in the second of four St Patrick’s Day bushfire class actions filed by Maddens Lawyers, under which energy distributor PowerCor […]

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Another dispute over Ichthys LNG project may be brewing
Energy & Natural Resources July 4, 2019 11:53 am By Miklos Bolza

The contractor behind the Ichthys LNG project has won court approval to use documents discovered in its lawsuit against Dutch paint manufacturer AkzoNobel for use […]

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IOOF unit’s case ‘utterly unsupportable’, Sparke Helmore tells court
Trials July 2, 2019 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sparke Helmore has refuted allegations by IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees (SA) that it failed to provide proper legal advice to the trustee on a […]

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‘Neglect, inexperience, incompetence’: IOOF unit faces $82M trial over plantation sale
Trials July 1, 2019 7:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees (SA) is facing an $82 million claim for compensation by investors angered by the way the trustee handled the sale […]

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