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  1. Spear tackles…it’s still the thought that counts

    10 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Court of Appeal upheld Abadee DCJ’s decision that the appellant, who suffered injuries from a spear tackle during a game of Rugby League, could not bring a claim at common law as there was no “intent to injure”. In...

  2. It’s all downhill from here

    4 December 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Court rules in favour of Perisher Blue and adds skiing to long list of dangerous recreational activities recognised by the courts. In Issue Whether skiing in a dangerous reactional activity as defined in the Civil Liability Act 2003 (NSW)(CLA). Whether...

  3. There is no horsing around when it comes to dangerous recreational activities

    16 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Unsuccessful appeal against a finding that campdrafting is a dangerous recreational activity and quadriplegic injuries sustained were the result of materialisation of an obvious risk. In Issue Whether the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft & Rodeo...

  4. Are clubs and regional sporting groups now required to advise volunteers not to grab mugs of burning oil? Yes, according to the Tas Supreme Court

    4 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A community bowls club volunteer cooking a BBQ at a barefoot bowls event has successfully sued the club in negligence after he suffered burns to his hand when removing a mug of burning oil from beneath the BBQ. In issue Defining the risk of harm in...

  5. You have been warned! Adequate warning by local authority precludes claim for slip and fall on boat ramp

    7 October 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A local authority has successfully defended a claim involving a slip and fall on a boat ramp on the basis that the plaintiff was engaged in a recreational activity, the risk of that activity was the subject of a risk warning, and that the risk of slipping...

  6. Greyhound racer leaves Court of Appeal with tail between his legs

    28 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW Court of Appeal finds that injuries to a gate keeper at a greyhound racing club triggered the “dangerous recreational activity” defence under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW). In Issue Whether the injuries suffered by a gate keeper...

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