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United can’t boot judge from final hearing in Freehills case
Corporate 2018-10-09 11:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian petrol retailer United Petroleum has lost a bid to disqualify a judge from a final hearing on costs in its unsuccessful battle against law […]

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Port of Newcastle must cut access fee for Glencore ships, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-10-08 11:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Port of Newcastle must slash its access charge for Glencore coal ships by 20 per cent, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has determined. […]

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UGL class action funder to earn up to 30% commission
Class Actions 2018-10-05 2:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder backing a class action against engineering company UGL over disclosures related to the ballooning costs of its Ichthys power project could pocket […]

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Macmahon pays $6.7M to settle shareholder class action
Class Actions 2018-10-04 4:28 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Macmahon Holdings has agreed to pay $6.7 million to settle a shareholder class action alleging the mining company failed to provide adequate disclosures about the […]

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One Key Workforce liquidators vie for unpaid wages in union spat
Employment 2018-10-04 3:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Liquidators for failed labour hire business One Key Workforce are disputing a claim by the CFMMEU for wages owed to employees, saying the money should […]

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BHP reaches deal with Brazilian prosecutors over mine disaster
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-10-03 10:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP and Vale SA have reportedly reached an agreement with Brazilian prosecutors to compensate victims of the Fundao dam collapse at the companies’ Samarco mine […]

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Fortescue unit can eyeball Squire Patton Boggs emails in power contract dispute
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-10-03 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A unit of Fortescue Metals Group has won its bid for emails between Squire Patton Boggs  and a unit of electricity provider TransAlta Energy relating […]

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Globex to face claims over Great Barrier Reef oil spill
Environment 2018-10-02 11:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has convinced a Federal Court judge that 90 tonnes of oil spilled near the Great Barrier Reef in 2015 came […]

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Showdown looms as BHP faces 3rd class action over Brazil mine disaster
Class Actions 2018-09-25 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton has been hit with a third class action in Australia over the 2015 dam failure at its Samarco mine in Brazil, and the […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills wins costs against United for ‘meritless’ IPO case
Securities 2018-09-25 9:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills has won a ruling that puts United Petroleum on the hook for the costs — on an indemnity basis — of the […]

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