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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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Harris Scarfe receivers get more time to hunt for buyer
Restructuring & Insolvency January 14, 2020 2:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has given the receivers for Harris Scarfe four more months to find buyers for 39 of the struggling department store chain’s […]

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Former boss of music streaming platform Guvera disqualified for 2 years
Restructuring & Insolvency January 14, 2020 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

The head of failed global music streamer Guvera has been banned by the corporate regulator from managing corporations for two years for failing to avoid […]

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IOOF unit’s appeal targets Sparke Helmore
Legal Ethics January 13, 2020 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

An IOOF subsidiary has appealed a $76.6 million judgment finding it breached its duty in relation to the sale of a 46,000 hectare plantation by […]

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Dick Smith class actions can tweak case against Deloitte
Class Actions January 13, 2020 5:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead plaintiffs in two shareholder class actions against Dick Smith can amend their case against accounting firm Deloitte, less than two months before a […]

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High Court’s Chorley ruling dooms Tucker & Cowen partner’s costs bid
Business of Law January 10, 2020 11:30 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has slashed the costs awarded to a Tucker & Cowen name partner in a lawsuit brought by the liquidators of failed fund manager […]

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Bankruptcy trustee can rip up agreement giving litigation funder 85%
Restructuring & Insolvency January 9, 2020 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has allowed a bankruptcy trustee to drop an “extremely disadvantageous” litigation funding agreement, which provided the funder with an 85 per cent commission, […]

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Liquidators of failed broker Berndale Capital want to grill former execs
Restructuring & Insolvency January 9, 2020 7:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The liquidators of Melbourne-based forex trader Berndale Capital have filed examination proceedings in the Federal Court seeking to question the company’s former CEO and its […]

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Ashurst partner’s appeal flops in Point Piper property spat with ex-judge
Appeals January 6, 2020 2:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

An Ashurst partner that argued a judge was “confused” when he decided to appoint liquidators to his luxury Point Piper home in a dispute with […]

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Lehman liquidator files $40M lawsuit against Fitch following class action discovery
Class Actions December 12, 2019 1:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian liquidator of Lehman Brothers has filed a lawsuit seeking $40 million from Fitch Ratings for assigning too-rosy ratings to toxic financial products sold […]

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