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Law firm boss can’t halt compensation bid in disciplinary action pending negligence suit
Negligence 2021-01-14 2:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

The managing partner of a Brisbane-based law firm has failed to shut down a bid for compensation brought in disciplinary proceedings filed by the Legal […]

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Last stop for ACCC as High Court refuses leave to appeal Pacific National, Aurizon deal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 1:34 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has reached the end of the line in its challenge to Pacific National’s $205 million acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, […]

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Clive Palmer’s companies slammed for misleading court in $30B dispute with WA
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-11-25 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two companies owned by billionaire Clive Palmer have suffered a legal setback, with a judge setting aside prior orders enforcing two awards in a $30 […]

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Tucker Cowen hit with unfair dismissal lawsuit by senior counsel
Employment 2020-11-25 2:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Brisbane-based law firm Tucker Cowen and three of its principals are facing an unfair dismissal case by a former special counsel who exited the firm […]

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Clive Palmer ends legal battle with Coolum Resort villa owners
Real Estate 2020-11-24 9:12 am By Christine Caulfield

Billionaire Clive Palmer has reached a deal to end his many legal woes with villa owners at the shuttered Palmer Coolum Resort in Queensland, a […]

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Santos lawsuit against Fluor over gas project rests on ‘shaky assumption’, appeals court says
Energy & Natural Resources 2020-11-18 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

An appeals court has shot down oil and gas giant Santos’ bid for expanded discovery against engineering company Fluor, finding that the application was “akin […]

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Clive Palmer’s $21M offer to drop 14 lawsuits rejected by Coolum villa owners as ‘insane’
Class Actions 2020-10-23 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

An offer by billionaire Clive Palmer to pay $21 million for all remaining shares in villas at the Palmer Coolum Resort in Queensland and drop […]

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Ernst & Young can’t rely on privilege against self-incrimination in LM Investment lawsuit
Financial Services 2020-10-22 9:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found that auditor Ernst & Young cannot rely on the privilege against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought over its audits of failed […]

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Nine loses appeal of $3.7M defamation award over 60 Minutes floods report
Defamation 2020-10-13 5:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Nine Network has lost its challenge to a $3.7 million defamation judgment awarded to a prominent Queensland family over a 60 Minutes report that […]

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Queensland flood dam operator wants info behind Maurice Blackburn’s damages claim
Class Actions 2020-10-06 12:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Dam operator Sunwater wants evidence from Maurice Blackburn, the law firm behind the landmark Queensland flood class action, showing how the applicant will calculate aggregate […]

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