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  1. School PE Head Clash, School Successfully Defends Claim of Negligence

    21 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    NSW Department of Education not liable for serious head injuries (including delayed onset of seizures) suffered by student during hybrid sports game.

  2. Insurer to indemnify property damage and business interruption loss after failing to prove arson

    21 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Court of Appeal considered the appellant home owner’s entitlement to relief for property damage and consequential loss where the respondent insurer declined indemnity having already made conditional payments under a Deed of Release.

  3. Why are damages sofa apart?

    4 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Plaintiff alleged that he injured his back whilst moving a large sofa which subsequently led to him suffering a serious psychiatric illness. Although the parties agreed that the Plaintiff was entitled to damages, their respective assessments differed significantly.

  4. Warning, Obvious Risk!

    7 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The WA Supreme Court of Appeal has confirmed that a residential occupier was not liable for injuries suffered by a neighbour who fell through a laserlite roof panel at the occupier’s home. The Court of Appeal confirmed that the risk was an obvious...

  5. Failure to navigate alternate route around obstructed stairs leads to significant damages award

    27 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    This article explores the law in relation to issues of negligence and quantification of damages for a seaman who tripped over hoses on a midship stairway. In Issue Whether the risk of a crew member tripping over hoses obstructing a midship stairway was...

  6. Millions in Damages for 60 Minutes’ work: Broadcaster’s Limited Success in Defamation Appeal

    16 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Trigger Warning: This article contains details about a natural disaster which may be upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised. The Queensland Court of Appeal has provided guidance concerning the liability of several concurrent tortfeasors...

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