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  1. Cutting the strand in the rope of causation? Court of Appeal considers requests for information about prior incidents

    16 September 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    In this recent appellate decision, the Queensland Court of Appeal considered the ambit of a request for information about prior incidents under section 27(1)(b) of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002.

  2. Home burglary claim denied for being out of time

    27 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW District Court found that proceedings brought in respect of a claim under a home and contents policy following a burglary were out of time.

  3. Staying on the Tracks – Trains, Motor Vehicles, and Overcoming Limitation Periods

    2 August 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    Former NSW Fire Brigade officer exposed to a traumatic event in the line of duty 20 years ago. Sought to commence proceedings in negligence against the State but was confronted with the perennial problem of limitation periods. Curial consideration of the meaning of “vehicle” vis-à-vis trains,...

  4. The medico-legal headache: 3 months and you’re out

    16 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The effect of a recent Queensland Supreme Court decision that considered timing and delays in obtaining medico-legal evidence is resulting in personal injury claims being subjected to arbitrary conditions on the timing of medico-legal examinations. Among the most popular is a condition being imposed...

  5. Court clarifies that PIPA inapplicable to conditions secondary to dust-related diseases

    14 June 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    To aid in facilitating the efficient management of dust diseases matters the Court has declared that the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (and the requirement for pre-litigation steps) does not apply to personal injury that is or results from a dust-related condition.

  6. Federal Court of Australia rules against TAL Life Limited

    8 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    Federal Court finds insurer guilty of breaching its duty to act with utmost good faith towards an insured.

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