Delusional Facebook posts hit for $875,00014 October 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
The Federal Court of Australia has awarded damages of $875,000 (including aggravated damages) to a Member of the House of Representatives, her husband and a not-for-profit charity organisation she founded arising out of “delusional” and...
Trustee de son tort – Director of corporate trustee caused trust funds to be distributed to himself30 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
This case demonstrates the risks of not understanding what it means to have an interest in, or play a role in a trust. A director of a corporate trustee used money borrowed on security over the corporate trustee’s assets to acquire properties and...
‘Trump -v- Twitter’ and implications related to commercial social media use in Australia2 June 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
As the ‘Trump -v- Twitter’ saga unfolds, a spotlight has been shone on the legalities of social media and, in particular, the adequacy of current legislation in our constantly evolving digital world. Broadly speaking, the saga concerns certain...
Insurance broker ordered to pay client’s copyright infringement settlement with Microsoft after failing to advise of potential risk13 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
Online retailer PC Case Gear has been awarded damages from its former insurance broker, Instrat Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd. The Federal Court held that a reasonably competent insurance broker would have discerned a risk of copyright infringement from the...
Ongoing focus on corruption risk in Victorian Local Government24 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
In September 2019 Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) released a special report into local government procurement and corruption risk (Special Report). The Special Report is notable given the wider context of...
ProFiles | October 201917 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law