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Arrium lenders hit with extra costs after rejecting $10M settlement offers
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-01-07 11:27 am By Bianca Hrovat

A group of banks that failed to prove steel giant Arrium falsified representations on loan drawdown notices ahead of its $2.8 billion collapse have been […]

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‘Capricious’ conduct by Morrison government dooms Beetaloo gas contract
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-12-23 5:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has voided contracts between the Morrison government and a subsidiary of Empire Energy for gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin after finding the […]

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Judge shoots down ‘audacious’ McMillan Shakespeare claim for surplus class action funds
Class Actions 2021-12-22 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected an “audacious” attempt by McMillan Shakespeare to recoup a surplus of funds left over after a $9.5 million class action settlement […]

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Nimble Money beats back shareholder bid to peek at books
Financial Services 2021-12-21 5:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Payday lender Nimble has succeeded in blocking its largest shareholder from accessing company documents relating to an impending debt refinance, with a judge finding the […]

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Full Court to hear Dutton defamation case over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Appeals 2021-12-20 2:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Refugee activist Shane Bazzi has appealed a defamation judgment ordering him to pay $35,000 in damages to Peter Dutton over a tweet which accused the […]

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Arrium class action seeks unredacted KPMG audit file
Class Actions 2021-12-14 6:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Shareholders in a class action against failed steel giant Arrium and KPMG are seeking an unredacted version of an audit file by KPMG to probe […]

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Qantas in court battle over failed $35M flight academy partnership
Contracts 2021-12-10 11:17 am By Bianca Hrovat

Qantas is locked in a legal battle with a US-based pilot training provider over failed negotiations concerning the development of a $35 million pilot academy […]

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a2 Milk wins trade mark ruling after IP Australia left ‘legitimate uncertainty’
Intellectual Property 2021-12-03 5:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed two a2 Milk trade marks to proceed to registration after “legitimate uncertainty” created by IP Australia in a long-running intellectual property […]

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WiseTech reaches settlement in freight forwarder’s restraint of trade case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 1:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Freight forwarding company Mondiale has dropped its court action against WiseTech Global alleging the logistics firm breached competition law by misusing its substantial market power. […]

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Cosmetics brand Mecca wins contract spat with Hourglass over COVID-19 closures
Coronavirus 2021-12-02 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian beauty and skincare retailer Mecca has triumphed in a lawsuit brought against US makeup brand Hourglass, which tried to terminate an exclusive distribution agreement […]

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