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  1. Plaintiff awarded over $1.6 million for injuries caused by uneven emergency staircase

    2 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Defendant employer liable for $1.6M damages to employee for failure to take simple and inexpensive measures to improve the safety of emergency stairs. In Issue Whether the plaintiff’s employer ought to have taken steps in respect of an emergency...

  2. Comma sense: motor vehicle defect exclusion read down due to punctuation

    13 May 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    The recent decision of Zhang v Popovic [2016] NSWSC 407 highlights the difficulties for insurers in enforcing policy exclusions in circumstances of ambiguity. Background On 16 September 2007 Cheng Nian Zheng (the plaintiff) suffered catastrophic injuries...

  3. Don't get tripped up: reviewing an occupier's liability for stairs

    20 March 2015 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 22 February 2015, Q1 Resort on the Gold Coast held their annual Sea to Sky Stair Challenge during which an estimated 961 brave participants ran (walked or crawled!) up 77 flights of stairs to raise money for charity. Whilst fortunately we’ve not...