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BHP wants judge to stay Australian class action over Brazil disaster
Class Actions 2018-07-30 10:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge on Friday will hear arguments in a bid by BHP Billiton to halt a class action over the mining giant’s Brazilian mine disaster, […]

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Ex-Kagara directors reach deal in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2018-07-27 8:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Eight former directors of failed mining company Kagara have settled a shareholder class action alleging they misled investors and falsified the company’s accounting records, the […]

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MinterEllison settles claims over solar company collapse
Securities 2018-07-24 10:02 pm By Christine Caulfield

MinterEllison has resolved claims by two directors of failed Solar Shop Australia alleging the law firm, which was retained by the company to advise on […]

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Phi Finney McDonald teams up with most feared US plaintiffs firm in BHP class action
Class Actions 2018-07-24 3:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The litigation funder underwriting a shareholder class action against BHP Billiton over the company’s Brazilian mine disaster is a corporation created by two major US […]

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Judge limits ‘impermissibly wide’ subpoenas in Rinehart family feud
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-07-17 9:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bianca Rinehart has won a small legal victory over her mother, Gina Rinehart, with the Supreme Court permitting, but limiting, her use of subpoenas to […]

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SNF’s decade-long battle over BASF mine patents comes to a close
Intellectual Property 2018-07-17 9:26 am By Christine Caulfield

A patent dispute between SNF and BASF that started in 2008 and went all the way to the High Court has come to an end, […]

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Western Power’s negligence caused Parkerville bushfire, court hears
Class Actions 2018-07-16 10:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Electricity company Western Power was to blame for the January 2014 inferno that destroyed 57 homes in and around Parkerville, Western Australia, a lawyer told […]

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Stalemate broken over docs from AFP raid of mining magnate Tony Sage
White Collar 2018-07-16 10:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has issued a ruling on the procedure for reviewing documents for legal professional privilege that were seized from mining magnate Tony Sage by the […]

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Witness credibility concerns aired in Cascade Coal suppression bid
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-07-13 4:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

The credibility of a witness in the ACCC’s dismissed cartel case against Cascade Coal may prejudice an upcoming criminal trial against the son of former […]

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ACCC calls for major fixes to ‘broken’ electricity market
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-07-11 1:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Mergers of major electricity generators would be capped and the energy regulator given more power to combat market manipulation under sweeping reforms to reduce rising […]

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