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Fraud cross-claims struck out in Mach Energy suit over Mount Pleasant coal mine
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-25 6:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has struck out allegations of fraud in a cross-claim brought by the operator of a NSW open-cut coal mine, which accused several contractors […]

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Court tosses Mineralogy’s ‘ill-disguised collateral attack’ on ASIC
ASIC 2021-08-24 11:21 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has tossed a lawsuit by Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy against ASIC, calling it an “ill-disguised collateral attack” against the regulator over criminal proceedings against […]

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Regulator takes Origin Energy to court for disconnecting destitute customers
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-24 4:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Energy Regulator has taken energy retailer Origin Energy to court for allegedly breaching its commitments to financially vulnerable customers, including by disconnecting the […]

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Law firm would have had onus of proof in Arrium cross-claim defence, judge says
Business of Law 2021-08-19 11:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills this week escaped a cross-claim that its advice made it liable for the alleged losses of Arrium’s lenders, but the judge who […]

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Cytec prevails again in challenge to Nalco mining patent
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-19 3:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

US-based chemical and materials technology company Cytec Industries has won its Federal Court challenge to a mining patent application by a unit of Ecolab, with […]

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Hancock Prospecting avoids $3M discovery hit
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-08-18 4:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has avoided a discovery order that would cost an estimated $3 million to comply with, with a judge instead ordering that […]

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HWL Ebsworth, Vannin targeted in latest dispute over Queensland Nickel joint venture
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-08-16 2:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Three Clive Palmer-owned companies have filed a breach of trust lawsuit against HWL Ebsworth, funder Vannin Capital and the liquidators of Queensland Nickel attempting to […]

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High Court won’t hear Auctus appeal over $2.3M R&D tax refund mistake
High Court 2021-08-16 10:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Auctus Resources will not be able to hang on to a $2.3 million R&D tax offset refund which the Full Court found was paid by […]

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Corrs Chambers avoids costs in Hitler parody video case
Employment 2021-08-12 5:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

A BP worker who was awarded $201,000 after he was unlawfully dismissed for sharing a Hitler parody video has lost his bid for $51,000 in […]

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Corestaff can’t get insurer to cover future class action judgment
Insurance 2021-08-12 10:19 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has ruled that labour hire firm CoreStaff cannot rely on its professional indemnity insurance to cover judgment against it in an employment class […]

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