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  1. Limitations of inferential reasoning considered in determining whether there was negligence of the driver of an unidentified vehicle

    20 April 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Victorian Supreme Court has highlighted the limitations of inferential reasoning in relation to a plaintiff’s ability to prove that the oily substance on a highway, that caused her to collide with another vehicle, was on the highway by reason of the negligence of the driver of an unidentified...

  2. Plaintiff’s grape expectations go unfulfilled

    7 April 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    A major supermarket operator has successfully defended a negligence claim from a plaintiff who slipped on a grape.

  3. Motorbike stunt performer voluntarily assumes risk after disregarding warning from stunt clown

    25 March 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    This case considered the duty of care of a manager and promoter of a show to a performer, and the voluntary assumption of risk defence.

  4. Principal contractor liable to independent contractor’s employee for failing to co-ordinate activities at a construction site

    14 February 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    A worker has been successful in his claim for damages against both his employer and the principal contractor in the District Court of WA. This case explores the scope of duty of care of a principal contractor to an independent contractor’s employee and also apportionment of liability between a...

  5. Bitter Tears for INXS Guitarist

    4 February 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    INXS guitarist, Tim Farriss, claimed damages against a boat owner and charter company following a hand injury which he alleged rendered him unable to play guitar and continue performing or writing for INXS.

  6. The Court cares about a loss of ability to provide care

    1 November 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    This Victorian Supreme Court decision provides guidance regarding the calculation of damages for gratuitous care to others in the context of a claim for damages for mesothelioma.

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