NSW Supreme Court upholds non-publication order for lawsuit filed against Australia's richest person
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thehas upheld a non-publication order protecting details of a lawsuit filed against Australia's richest person, , from being published. The lawsuit filed by Rinehart's daughter, Hope Rinehart Welker, is a dispute based on a trust fund created by Rinehart's father, .
The non-publication order was upheld based on the family's wealth, image and any influence the details revealed in court may have on business details. The beneficiaries of the Hope Margaret Hancock Trust are Gina Rinehart, and her four adult children: John, Bianca, Hope and Ginia.
Rinehart is estimated to be worth $10 billion and is the current chairman of, an iron ore business she inherited from her father.
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