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Developer PPK Group appeals defeat in HWL Ebsworth negligence suit
Professional negligence 2021-09-10 2:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

Property developer PPK Group is challenging the dismissal of its long-running negligence case against law firm HWL Ebsworth over the $25.5 million sale of Crown-owned […]

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‘The gullible are not disentitled to protection’: Lawyer loses sports betting class action appeal
Class Actions 2021-07-21 7:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Sydney lawyer Leigh Johnson has lost her appeal in a class action launched by investors who allegedly sank $12.3 million into a fraudulent sports betting […]

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‘Missed the mark’: Qantas loses urgent appeal in spat with Virgin-bound exec
Employment 2021-03-26 6:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Qantas’ dispute with former executive Nick Rohrlach over his defection to competitor Virgin Australia should be heard […]

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Rinehart family ordered into mediation in long-running feud over $4B trust
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-03-25 4:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has ordered the Rinehart family to enter mediation in their feud over a $4 billion trust, saying it was “overwhelmingly in the interests […]

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Director’s illness no excuse to dodge employee PAYG, super payments, appeals court finds
Tax 2020-03-09 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A restaurant director will have to pay over $33,000 in unpaid tax after an appeals court found that despite a prolonged period of severe illness […]

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Judge sends HIH Insurance legal fee fight back to the drawing board
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-11-07 10:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A NSW Supreme Court judge has raised concerns about a dispute over fees owed to two law firms and a funder in relation to four […]

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth subpoena set aside in Rinehart family feud
Energy & Natural Resources 2019-10-28 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A subpoena issued by the daughter of mining magnate Gina Rinehart seeking documents from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, the law firm representing her mother’s company, has […]

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Legal fee fight looms in HIH Insurance shareholder actions
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-10-21 9:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

Lawyers behind four quasi representative proceedings against the liquidators of collapsed HIH Insurance have launched a bid to recoup the costs of their successful 18-year-long […]

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Judge tosses Babcock & Brown cases, finds ‘serious problems’ with market-based causation
Securities 2019-10-21 8:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed three proceedings by shareholders against the liquidator of failed global financial services firm Babcock & Brown, in a finding that highlights […]

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Judge shoots down ASIC’s ‘amorphous’ request for inquiry into liquidators
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-05-10 3:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has dismissed an application by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to investigate two Sydney-based liquidators, saying the regulator had failed to prove […]

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