27/01/2022 - 16:05

Palmer to launch $50m court action against McGowan

27/01/2022 - 16:05

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Mining magnate Clive Palmer has taken to the airwaves to confirm he intends to file a new legal action against the state government, this time for $50 million in damages.

Palmer to launch $50m court action against McGowan
Mr Palmer revealed Premier Mark McGowan, Attorney-General John Quigley and members of the state solicitor’s office would be parties to the court action.

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has taken to the airwaves to confirm he intends to file a new legal action against the state government, this time for $50 million in damages.

In an interview with 6PR’s Liam Bartlett this morning, Mr Palmer revealed Premier Mark McGowan, Attorney-General John Quigley and members of the state solicitor’s office would be parties to the court action.

It is understood the case centers around allegations of deceit, dishonesty and malice against his company International Minerals.

In the interview, the billionaire said he hoped the people of Western Australia would not be burdened by the legal costs associated with the legal action.

The news comes just days ahead of Mr McGowan’s planned trip to Sydney to attend hearings for his current Federal Court defamation battle with Mr Palmer

Mr Palmer launched the legal action against the Premier over public comments he allegedly made, including labelling him the "enemy of West Australia".

Mr Palmer claims the comments had damaged his reputation.

The latest court bid follows a bitter battle between the pair, including claims relating to the circumstances surrounding the WA legislation introduced which prevented Mr Palmer and his company Mineralogy from suing the state for billions of dollars.

In October, Mr Palmer lost a High Court battle with WA over legislation introduced to thwart a $30 billion damages claim by him and his company Mineralogy.

He claimed the legislation, introduced by the state government, was unconstitutional.

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