Junior lawyer wins over $185,000 after employer breaches contract17 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
A highly paid junior lawyer negotiated with his employer to receive a significant share of the profits of the business as part of his remuneration. He sued his employer for making false and misleading representations by not paying him what was allegedly owed as per his contractual arrangements,...
Case Collective | May 202110 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
In this month’s edition, we discuss the case of a driver being awarded nearly $2.5 million in damages for injuries he sustained in a serious motor vehicle accident, and the case of a worker who injured his back whilst moving a large sofa which led...
You reap what you sow: farmers class action fails against seed supplier for sale of contaminated seed6 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
A long-standing class action brought by farmers against Advanta Seeds for the sale of contaminated seed has failed on the basis that no duty of care owing to the plaintiffs could be established.
Why are damages sofa apart?4 May 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Plaintiff alleged that he injured his back whilst moving a large sofa which subsequently led to him suffering a serious psychiatric illness. Although the parties agreed that the Plaintiff was entitled to damages, their respective assessments differed significantly.
Take the plaintiff as you find them: Court awards almost $2.5 million damages for serious motor vehicle accident30 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Supreme Court of Queensland recently awarded a plaintiff nearly $2.5 million in damages for injuries he sustained in a serious motor vehicle accident.
Worker successfully claims compensation for permanent impairment resulting from injuries sustained in multiple workplace incidents30 April 2021 | Insurance & Health Law
The Court of Appeal found that a worker’s injuries which occurred in the course of three separate workplace incidents could all be considered as having resulted from the initial incident and therefore could be combined together for the purposes of assessing the worker’s whole person impairment....