Hyperlink at your own peril18 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...
AFCA reports $83 million in settlements17 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...
A day clad with announcements16 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...
The Sartorial Phoenix - Rising from the Ashes & Soot15 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...
Context, commas, causation and contra proferentum – policy interpretation by the Federal Court8 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...
Precautions reasonably practicable: not determinative of reasonable excuse4 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...