ED release following discharge and in absence of ‘high level of suspicion’ causes death22 January 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
The Supreme Court of Victoria has recently considered the scope of reasonable emergency medical practice, following the death of a patient released from an Emergency Department the previous day, without diagnosis. Although ultimately finding the defendant...
Police Officer attending accident scene entitled to recover damages20 January 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
A police officer recovered damages for psychiatric injury arising out of his attendance at the scene of an accident against the CTP insurer of the vehicle driven negligently by the deceased. In Issue Whether the negligent deceased driver owed his...
Conveyancer’s liability in transactions involving fraud – primary responsibility rests with the fraudster (where it belongs)20 January 2020 | Insurance & Health Law
A sister defrauded her two brothers of their interest in the family home that was bequeathed to all three in equal shares upon the parents’ deaths. An innocent yet negligent conveyancer was drawn into the fray as she did not take sufficient steps to...
Case Collective | December 201917 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
Discrimination Law Update: More protection for religious bodies, more difficulties for other businesses?16 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
In the wake of Israel Folau’s claim of religious discrimination and then subsequent settlement of his claims against Rugby Australia, the Federal Government has recognised an opportunity to enhance the statutory protection of freedom of religion....
You’ve got mail: Author of email regarding strata committee chair succeeds in defamation appeal16 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law
The New South Wales Court of Appeal recently allowed an appeal in a defamation proceeding concerning a tenant’s email regarding a strata committee chair, concluding the defence of common law qualified privilege defeated the claim. In Issue the...