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Sparke Helmore off the hook as court slams IOOF unit with $81M judgment over plantation sale
Restructuring & Insolvency 2019-09-26 2:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees has been hit with an $80.6 million judgment after breaching its duty as trustee in the sale of a 42,000 […]

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Landowners lose appeal over $56.5M payout for Westconnex project
Transportation & Infrastructure 2019-09-26 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A group of Sydney commercial landlords whose properties were compulsorily acquired for the WestConnex project have lost an appeal seeking $56.5 million in compensation, after […]

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Businessman Charif Kazal gets last chance to fix ‘incomprehensible’ case against Gilbert + Tobin
Corporate 2019-09-24 7:48 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has given Sydney businessman Charif Kazal a third and final opportunity to replead his “simply incomprehensible” case against Gilbert + Tobin over the […]

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Lloyd’s loses bid for quick dismissal of NAB’s $655M insurance lawsuit
Insurance 2019-09-23 8:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three syndicates of Lloyd’s London have failed in their bid to toss a case brought by National Australia Bank seeking £357 million ($655 million) in […]

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Aurizon files lawsuit over sale of Genesee & Wyoming’s Australian assets
Transportation & Infrastructure 2019-09-18 3:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian rail freight operator Aurizon has launched a lawsuit against US-based shortline railroad firm Genesee & Wyoming seeking damages over the impending sale of its […]

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Judge gives ACCC go-ahead to continue case against insolvent Jump
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-09-10 10:40 am By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has won its bid to continue proceedings against the insolvent operator of the Jump! swim school franchise and its […]

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Top-tier firm must pay $500K to billionaire for negligence over ‘critical omission’
Legal Ethics 2019-08-30 6:21 pm By Amelia Birnie

A top-tier Australian law firm has been ordered to pay more than half a million dollars in damages for professional negligence, after its billionaire client […]

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Israel Folau claims termination of rugby contract was restraint of trade
Employment 2019-08-29 9:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Wallabies player Israel Folau has argued that the termination of his $5.7 million contract by a Rugby Australia Tribunal over social media posts in […]

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Villa owners lose transfer bid in case against Clive Palmer’s Coolum Resort
Real Estate 2019-08-27 9:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Queensland Supreme Court judge has refused to transfer proceedings by villa owners against Clive Palmer’s abandoned Sunshine Coast resort to the Federal Court, but […]

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You can’t have your contract and eat it: electing not to terminate
Expert Insights 2019-08-23 8:22 pm By Editor

A party to a contract may be precluded from enforcing a contractual right if it has acted in a way that is clearly inconsistent with […]

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