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  1. Ready to Ride? The proper delegation of State’s statutory function; reliance on expert witnesses and obvious risk

    25 March 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The plaintiff suffered serious injury in a motocross accident and sued the State of NSW. The plaintiff’s claim rested on an allegation that the State had improperly issued a licence to a motocross track which was non-compliant with relevant...

  2. Walk this way – Court of Appeal rules on obvious risk

    15 August 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    “Occupiers are entitled to assume that people will take care not to trip on the multitude of obstacles, both large and small, that are likely to be in their paths in walking from one place to another.” In the recent case of Council of City of...

  3. The big ticket changes in the new Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017

    21 March 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
    Tags CTP

    The Motor Accident Injuries Act 2017 (MAIA) sets up an entirely new system for claims relating to persons injured in motor vehicle accidents in NSW, differing in many respects from the previous Motor Accidents Compensation Act (MACA). It establishes a...

  4. Careless fraudster and mobile phone records defeat property damage claim

    24 January 2018 | Insurance & Health Law

    The insurer succeeded in relying upon circumstantial evidence to prove that the insured consented to the insured property being burned down, triggering exclusion clauses in the policy. In Issue Whether objective evidence justified inference as to identity...

  5. Council and insurer successfully appeal finding of liability to injured subcontractor

    17 October 2016 | Insurance & Health Law

    In Issue Liability of Council as 'quasi-employer' of plaintiff injured in the course of employment performing contract work for Council. Liability of GIO as public liability insurer of plaintiff's former employer. The Background The plaintiff...

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