A $50 million class action lawsuit being levied against WorleyParsons has been given the all clear to proceed after an attempt by the engineering group to prevent the case going to trial were put down by the Federal Court.

Handing down his decision on an interlocutory application to halt the case made by Worley, Federal Court Justice Lindsay Foster dismissed the application, ordering the company to file a defence by February 16 before a further Federal Court hearing on February 23. The case in question revolved around a profit…