Recent Cases

Hastie Group Limited (in liq) v Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd (Formerly Brookfield Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd) (Costs) [2024] FCAFC 74 (12 June 2024) (Perram, Stewart and Button JJ)


Catchwords:


COSTS – where the first and second respondents seek an order that the applicants pay their costs on an indemnity basis after a settlement offer was served – rule 25.14(2) of the Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) – where the proceeding was dismissed – whether the offer amounted to a genuine compromise – whether the applicants’ failure to accept the offer was unreasonable – application dismissed – costs ordered on the ordinary basis