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  1. Ocean views “FOREVER” – real estate sales pitch or a fraudulent misrepresentation?

    3 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A property developer made representations that a lot for sale would have “ocean views FOREVER” due to height restrictions on the “sold” adjacent lots. The unconditional contracts on the adjacent lots were terminated and, when they...

  2. The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media and Online Networking for Health Practitioners

    24 January 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Rise of Social Media Social media has expanded rapidly in the last decade and is a powerful tool for people to share opinions, information, experiences, images, and video or audio clips. The use of social media can have an enormous benefit for people...

  3. Ryan’s Rule: Queensland’s patient, family and carer escalation process

    24 September 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    Ryan Saunders Ryan Charles Saunders was nearly three years old when he tragically died in hospital. His death was, in all likelihood, preventable. Ryan had attended upon his general practitioner on 20 September 2007 with enlarged glands on his neck and...

  4. Court of Appeal upholds decision that Newspaper must pay significant damages for defaming journalist and pay indemnity costs on the District Court scale

    17 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Supreme Court of Townsville that a national Australian newspaper defamed a retired journalist by publishing an article that the journalist was "was habitually intoxicated" and lost his job as a...

  5. Newspaper ordered to pay significant damages for defaming former journalist

    24 January 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    A retired Townsville journalist was awarded $100,000 damages for compensatory and aggravated damages over allegations published in a national Australian newspaper that he was “habitually intoxicated” and lost his job as a result.   ...

  6. Badenach v Calvery [2016] HCA 18

    15 June 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    Background Facts Robert Badenach (the Solicitor) was a solicitor and partner in the firm Murdoch Clarke Solicitors (the Firm). In March 2009, the Solicitor took instructions from Jeffrey Doddridge (the Deceased), who was elderly and terminally ill, to...

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