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Settling plaintiffs get first dibs on Parkerville bushfire defendant’s assets
Class Actions May 8, 2020 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

The first-past-the-post principle applies to enforcement of settlements in collective actions over a 2014 bushfire in Western Australia, a judge has held, in a ruling […]

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Rinehart family ordered into mediation in long-running feud over $4B trust
Energy & Natural Resources March 25, 2020 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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Griffin Coal can’t get hands on docs in long-running spat with Carna Group
Energy & Natural Resources January 17, 2020 2:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Struggling mining firm Griffin Coal has been denied access to documents while defending a consumer law case brought by the liquidators of a collapsed mining […]

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth subpoena set aside in Rinehart family feud
Energy & Natural Resources October 28, 2019 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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Squire Patton Boggs emails privileged in dispute over Pilbara power purchase agreement
Energy & Natural Resources May 31, 2019 10:57 am By Miklos Bolza

The court has blocked a unit of Fortescue Metals Group from accessing emails sent by Squire Patton Boggs about a now disputed power purchase agreement, […]

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Gina Rinehart can’t block handover of $4B family trust docs to daughter Bianca
Energy & Natural Resources March 28, 2019 9:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australia’s richest person Gina Rinehart has lost a bid to dismiss prior court orders to produce documents relating to the $4 billion family trust to […]

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Thiess, 85-year-old woman liable in Parkerville bushfire class action
Class Actions March 27, 2019 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

A 2014 bushfire sparked by a termite-infested electrical pole that destroyed 57 homes was the fault of sub-contractor Thiess Services and the elderly owner of […]

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Judge orders Rinehart family feud into arbitration
Energy & Natural Resources January 14, 2019 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has stayed counterclaims by Bianca Rinehart and John Hancock and sent a long-running Rinehart family dispute over control of […]

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Fortescue unit can eyeball Squire Patton Boggs emails in power contract dispute
Energy & Natural Resources October 3, 2018 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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Western Power’s negligence caused Parkerville bushfire, court hears
Class Actions July 16, 2018 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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