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  1. Walking the dog doesn’t pay – “ruff”

    5 July 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Tasmania finds employer not liable to worker for injury sustained whilst worker was walking his dog and being paid an ‘on call’ duty allowance. In Issue This was an appeal from the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation...

  2. Court rejects expert’s evidence – independence remains paramount

    4 July 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    An expert’s report and her evidence was rejected due to the involvement of the instructing solicitors in the production of her report. In Issue The Federal Court heard a claim by New Aim Pty Ltd (the applicant) concerning alleged use of confidential...

  3. NSW Court of Appeal reverses lower court decision and grants permanent stay of historical abuse claim

    1 July 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Permanent stay application granted on appeal in respect of historical abuse claim where the alleged perpetrator died in 1996.

  4. Dismissal for vaccination delay ruled unfair

    1 July 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    The FWC finds that the Commissioner of Public Employment unfairly dismissed an unvaccinated worker as it failed to allow the worker to obtain specialist medical advice following the worker’s family member suffering a severe adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine.

  5. The million-dollar collision: Triathlon organiser liable for personal injuries sustained by participant

    29 June 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Supreme Court of Queensland recently awarded damages in the amount of $1,062,351.20 to a plaintiff in relation to a claim for damages brought against a triathlon event operator and organiser.

  6. Sexual abuse claim from 1966 permanently stayed

    29 June 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Application by Defendant to permanently stay proceedings successful in case where alleged abuse occurred over 5 decades ago.

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