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  1. Hyperlink at your own peril

    18 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The case concerns an appeal brought by Ms Katrina Bailey, who was found liable for the defamation of David Bottrill by placing a functioning hyperlink on her Facebook page which connected recipients to a YouTube page plainly defamatory of Mr Bottrill. In...

  2. AFCA reports $83 million in settlements

    17 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) has this week released a report summarising its results over the first six months of operation. In what represents a 35% increase on predecessor schemes, AFCA has confirmed receipt of over 35,000...

  3. A day clad with announcements

    16 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Coinciding with the publication of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce’s Final Report (Final Report), the Victorian Government has today announced the establishment of a new agency, Cladding Safety Victoria together with a $600 million package aimed at...

  4. The Sartorial Phoenix - Rising from the Ashes & Soot

    15 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Queensland Supreme Court considered the appropriate measure of damages following a fire which damaged a high end menswear store. In Issue Whether the plaintiff’s proposed measure of property damage was appropriate, principally the diminution in...

  5. Context, commas, causation and contra proferentum – policy interpretation by the Federal Court

    8 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In this case, an insured challenged an insurer’s reliance on an exclusion clause to decline a claim made following heat damage to the insured’s stockpiles of grain. The case is of interest to all those of you who are interested in the nitty...

  6. Precautions reasonably practicable: not determinative of reasonable excuse

    4 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In February this year Mr Gary Lavin, director of Multi-Run Roofing (Multi-Run), was found guilty by a jury of Category 1 reckless conduct under s 31 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the Act). It was the first Category 1 criminal prosecution in...

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