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  1. The runaway van and the contractor

    6 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    A subcontracted delivery driver who was run over by his van was unsuccessful in his negligence claim against the principal contractor. Despite the principal contractor having supplied the van to the plaintiff and having provided some instructions to him as to its use, the court found that...

  2. It’s all in the context – the Full Court of the Federal Court considers construction of insurance contracts

    4 September 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Full Court of the Federal Court overturned the findings of Chief Justice Allsop and held that insurer Liberty was liable to indemnify Swashplate for damage to a helicopter in transit from Mississippi to Queensland. In Issue Whether Swashplate was...

  3. From roughhouse to courthouse – skylarking, surveillance and spurious claims

    10 August 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The NSW District Court has found in favour of the plaintiff in a personal injuries case, which involved serious challenges to his credibility. Both the circumstances of the incident (which resulted in him sustaining a serious ankle fracture) and the...

  4. Policy terms reign supreme - QLD Court of Appeal denies cover to principal contractor assigned rights under subcontractor’s insurance policy

    10 May 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    A recent Queensland Court of Appeal decision has considered whether losses sustained by a principal in remedying defective excavation works done by a subcontractor were covered under the subcontractor’s insurance policy following a settlement...

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