The long running multi-million dollar legal stoush between the operators of the internationally-renowned Barnbougle Dunes golf course and the owner of a rival course is finally over.
The Federal Court has ruled Tasmanian businessman Richard Sattler had a legal right to develop a golf course next door to the internationally renowned Barnbougle Dunes course which he helped set up
Links Golf Tasmania, the operator of Barnbougle Dunes, sued Mr Sattler who owns the land on which Barnbougle and the neighbouring Lost Farm courses are built. LGT claimed Mr Sattler, a former director and chief executive officer of the company, used expertise gained while involved with Barnbougle to set up the rival Lost Farm course.
LGT claimed it should have had the opportunity to build and operate the Lost Farm Course and Mr Sattler breached his position of trust and duties under the Corporation Act when he developed it as his own.
But Federal Court Justice Christopher Jessop has found, as the owner of the land, it was up to Mr Sattler how he used it.
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