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  1. Failure to navigate alternate route around obstructed stairs leads to significant damages award

    27 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    This article explores the law in relation to issues of negligence and quantification of damages for a seaman who tripped over hoses on a midship stairway. In Issue Whether the risk of a crew member tripping over hoses obstructing a midship stairway was...

  2. Court of Appeal delivers head-on decision in head-on collision case

    23 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    A head-on collision occurred on a straight road with 1 lane in each direction. The driver of each vehicle brought a claim against the other alleging they were at fault for the accident. Both vehicles were insured by the same CTP insurer. Following a...

  3. Disinterested claimants cannot keep extending the PIPA limitation period

    23 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    An application for leave to extend the limitation period was denied because the applicant failed to show that the delay was occasioned by a “conscientious effort to comply” with PIPA. In Issue Whether leave to extend the limitation period...

  4. Social media no substitute for face-to-face meetings during performance management

    19 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Fair Work Commission found the dismissal of a casual bartender to be unfair despite there being a valid reason because of the manner in which the disciplinary action was communicated to her. The Fair Work Commission issued a warning to employers when...

  5. Millions in Damages for 60 Minutes’ work: Broadcaster’s Limited Success in Defamation Appeal

    16 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Trigger Warning: This article contains details about a natural disaster which may be upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised. The Queensland Court of Appeal has provided guidance concerning the liability of several concurrent tortfeasors...

  6. There is no horsing around when it comes to dangerous recreational activities

    16 November 2020 | Insurance & Health Law

    Unsuccessful appeal against a finding that campdrafting is a dangerous recreational activity and quadriplegic injuries sustained were the result of materialisation of an obvious risk. In Issue Whether the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft & Rodeo...

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