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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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‘Threats and coercive conduct’: Class action accuses RMS Engineering of denying staff meal breaks
Class Actions 2021-03-22 11:07 am By Miklos Bolza

Queensland-based RMS Construction and Engineering has been accused of refusing to allow staff to take meal breaks, threatening those who complained about excessive hours, and […]

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Family law solicitor appointed to fill late Judge Guy Andrew’s post
People In The News 2021-03-19 11:17 am By Christine Caulfield

Family law solicitor Christopher Bowrey has been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court to replace the late Judge Guy Andrew on the bench in the […]

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Dreamworld operator denies ‘obvious’ ride risks in $310M class action defence
Class Actions 2021-03-15 12:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Ardent Leisure Group has hit back at a $310 million shareholder class action, denying that there were “obvious” risks in its Thunder River Rapids Ride […]

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Two law firms can’t rep insurers in $309M dispute over Queensland LNG project
Insurance 2021-03-09 2:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found a group of insurers defending a $309 million lawsuit over an Australia Pacific LNG project in Central Queensland cannot be represented […]

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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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Privilege doesn’t apply to loss report for mediation in Gladstone class action
Class Actions 2021-02-12 2:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in a $100 million class action against Gladstone Ports Corporation have lost their bid to shield a proposed expert loss report from […]

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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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