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  1. Imperfect plaintiff found credible: Spencer v Downie and Anor [2019] QSC 98

    25 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 21 February 2013, the first defendant, Noel Downie, was travelling in his truck (prime mover with trailer) along the Burnett Highway. The plaintiff, Chris Spencer, was on a Yamaha motorbike travelling behind the truck. The plaintiff’s vers...

  2. Contributory negligence – a tale of two intoxicated plaintiffs

    15 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Under the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld) there is a presumption that if a plaintiff is intoxicated, they contributed to their own injuries (known as contributory negligence). The concept of contributory negligence has been incorporated into legislation...

  3. Transport

    4 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 25 November 2014 at around 6:20am, Glenn Garside (the plaintiff) was hit by a rock-like object (the rock) while he was riding his motorbike on a highway in Emerald, Queensland. He alleged that the rock flew off the top of a JJ Richards truck, bounce...