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Case B56/2019

Mackellar Mining Equipment Pty Ltd and Dramatic Investments Pty Ltd t/as Partnership 818 & Anor v. Thornton & Ors

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

7/05/2019 Supreme Court of Queensland (Court of Appeal) (Sofronoff P, Morrison JA, Boddice J)

[2019] QCA 77


Private international law – Restraint of foreign proceedings – Where plane crash in Queensland killed two pilots and 13 passengers – Where respondents, relatives of deceased, commenced proceedings against appellants in Missouri in May 2008 – Where appellants brought application in March 2017 in Queensland Supreme Court for permanent anti-suit injunction in respect of Missouri proceedings – Whether complete relief was available in Queensland proceedings and nothing additional could be gained in Missouri proceedings – Whether continuation of Missouri proceeding, after all foreign parties removed, was vexatious or oppressive or otherwise unconscionable within CSR Ltd v Cigna Insurance Australia Ltd (1997) 189 CLR 345.


13/09/2019 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

25/09/2019 Notice of appeal

24/10/2019 Written submissions (Appellant)

24/10/2019 Chronology (Appellant)

21/11/2019 Written submissions (Respondents)

10/12/2019 Reply

21/01/2020 Consent to vacate hearing

12/02/2020 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) - VACATED

27/01/2021 Consent to to the making of orders disposing of the proceeding

10/02/2021 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)