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Toxic foam class action not time-barred, court hears
Class Actions 2019-01-10 10:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The applicants in a class action over exposure to allegedly toxic foam used on a government military base have struck back at the Commonwealth of Australia’s […]

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ACCC says OxoPak’s certification trade marks may mislead consumers
Environment 2018-11-22 2:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission plans to reject an application for four certification trade marks by eco-friendly plastic packaging manufacturer OxoPak, saying Thursday the […]

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Judge tosses appeal over alleged $75M Onslow Salt, Chevron ‘conspiracy’ deal
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-10-12 11:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Western Australian government has lost its bid to appeal a Federal Court judge’s rejection of its application to throw out a native title case […]

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Court consolidates toxic foam class action trials
Class Actions 2018-10-11 9:49 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Three class actions filed against the Commonwealth of Australia over allegedly toxic foam from government military bases will be heard together. Justice Jayne Jagot set […]

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Globex to face claims over Great Barrier Reef oil spill
Environment 2018-10-02 11:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has convinced a Federal Court judge that 90 tonnes of oil spilled near the Great Barrier Reef in 2015 came […]

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Adani faces $2.7M fine over spill at Abbot Point coal terminal
Environment 2018-09-05 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An Adani Group subsidiary is facing a fine of up to $2.7 million in an enforcement action by Queensland’s environment regulator over an unauthorised discharge […]

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Commonwealth turns to Big Six firm for toxic foam class action defence
Class Actions 2018-09-04 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facing the possibility of more class actions related its use of allegedly toxic firefighting foam at military bases throughout Australia, the Commonwealth has turned to […]

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DoD faces class action over contamination from army base
Class Actions 2018-08-03 8:53 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Shine Lawyers has filed a class action against the Department of Defence on behalf of the town of Katherine alleging it has been “devastated” by […]

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Judge denies climate change challenge to NSW mine expansion
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-06-21 9:55 pm By Miklos Bolza

An environmental group has lost a bid to halt the expansion of an open cut mine owned by a subsidiary of Peabody Energy on the […]

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Glenville wins appeal of privilege ruling in Amcor asbestos dispute
Environment 2018-06-04 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Luxury home builder Glenville has won an appeal of a ruling that shielded certain documents from production by legal professional privilege in a lawsuit against […]

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