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High Court won’t take up Clive Palmer’s challenge to criminal charges
High Court 2024-06-06 11:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court will not hear mining magnate Clive Palmer’s challenge to a court’s finding that lawsuits he brought challenging two criminal cases against him over a takeover bid and alleged payments to his political party were an abuse of process and should be stayed.

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Clive Palmer loses second bid to shut down criminal cases
White Collar 2024-02-06 11:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has lost an appeal seeking to throw out two criminal cases over a takeover bid and payments to his political party, with an appeals court finding the challenge was an abuse of process.

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Ex-G8 Education chair suffers another loss in challenge to ASIC examination
Corporate 2023-08-22 10:29 pm By Sam Matthews

Former G8 Education chair Jennifer Hutson has lost an appeal of a decision that found she was not unlawfully examined by the corporate regulator over the childcare company’s $162 million hostile takeover bid for Affinity Education Group.

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Judge allows QC’s $9,800 fee, says two barristers ‘not luxurious’
Business of Law 2022-06-15 7:17 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has rejected a court-appointed costs assessor’s opinion that engaging a silk to fight an interlocutory application in a spat between two Queensland law firms was “plainly a luxury”.

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Court throws out $106M judgment against Adani over Abbot Point fees
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-01 4:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Adani Group has successfully overturned a $106 million judgment against it over access charges for its Abbot Point coal terminal.

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Ernst & Young can’t rely on privilege against self-incrimination in LM Investment lawsuit
Financial Services 2020-10-22 9:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that auditor Ernst & Young cannot rely on the privilege against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought over its audits of failed financial services firm LM Investment Management.

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Adani wins temporary injunction against mine activist
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-09-11 3:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted Adani Mining an interim injunction preventing an environmental activist from using confidential information obtained through covert infiltration campaigns aimed at opposing the controversial Carmichael coal mine.

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‘Dishonest behaviour’: Adani ordered to pay $106M after misleading court in port dispute
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-08-28 5:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has ordered a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Adani Group to pay more than $106 million to four coal mining companies after finding the mining company engaged in “dishonest behaviour” and misled the court.

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Adani loses bid for ‘extraordinary’ orders to search home of Carmichael mine activist
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-08-27 2:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Coal miner Adani has lost its bid to search the home of a protester seeking to block its Carmichael Mine project in central Queensland, with a court ruling it had not cleared the bar for the “unusual and extraordinary” orders.

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