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Judge nips Advanta Seeds class action in the bud, finds no duty of care owed
Class Actions 2021-04-09 5:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Advanta Seeds has defeated a class action brought over contaminated seeds, with a court finding the Australian seed supplier did not owe a duty of […]

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Tucker & Cowen didn’t enter binding settlement with client in negligence case, court finds
Professional negligence 2021-04-09 11:47 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has rejected claims by a former client of Tucker & Cowen that the law firm entered into a binding settlement of $150,000 to […]

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Bechtel challenges ATO decision that staff travel to Curtis Island LNG site not deductible
Tax 2021-04-08 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A long standing stoush over staff expenses between Bechtel and the Australian Taxation Office has made its way to the Federal Court, with the engineering […]

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Class action accuses Queensland energy generators of ‘gaming’ electricity rates for profit
Class Actions 2021-01-20 10:29 am By Miklos Bolza

A class action brought on behalf of 40,000 customers has been launched against two Queensland energy generators who are accused of ‘gaming’ the energy pricing […]

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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 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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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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‘Novel and invasive’: Clive Palmer can’t get law firm docs for Queensland Nickel case
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-02-19 10:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Clive Palmer companies have again been blocked from accessing documents held by two law firms and a litigation funder to pursue a potential lawsuit […]

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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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