'Secondary' tortfeasors found liable for storeroom gas explosion13 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
The Supreme Court of New South Wales has awarded over $3 million in damages to a school caretaker injured in a gas explosion. Unable to sue the entity responsible for the negligent work, the plaintiff pursued 5 parties whose responsibility for the...
Insurer required to pay out $25million under buyer warranty and indemnity insurance policy1 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
Underwriters were ordered to indemnify an insured under a buyer warranty and indemnity policy despite a number of matters, including that recovery of losses had not been effected. In Issue Whether an insured was entitled to indemnity under a buyers...
Silencing silence: Australia’s new whistleblowing protection regime and what it means for you30 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
On 1 July 2019, a new national whistleblower protection regime came into effect. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (Cth) (Whistleblower Act) makes substantive amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the...
Increasing clear teeth alignment product demand gives rise to potential issues for dentists29 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
Clear teeth alignment products have become increasingly widespread across the dental and orthodontic industries in recent years. Recently, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s (AHPRA) criminal offences unit reportedly launched an...
Spear tackles… it’s the thought that counts25 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
The NSW District Court found that a plaintiff who suffered injury from a spear tackle during a game of rugby league could not bring a claim at common law as there was no intent to injure. In Issue Whether a spear tackle constitutes an intentional act to...
Funders in the firing line – security for costs ordered in class action for Fair Work Act breach claims25 October 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
The Federal Court has the power to order a litigation funder to provide security for costs despite the matter arising under the “no costs” jurisdiction of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), and after consideration of the discretionary factors...