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  1. Paralympian not entitled to damages for quadriplegic injuries sustained during camp drafting competition

    3 December 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The defendant avoided liability for quadriplegia injuries sustained by the plaintiff during a camp drafting competition by successfully arguing that the injuries were due to the materialisation of an obvious risk of a dangerous recreational activity,...

  2. The Court of Appeal overturns Lloyd’s’ win on other insurance clauses

    26 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Earlier this year the New South Wales Supreme Court delivered its judgment in Allianz Insurance Australia Limited v Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London subscribing to policy number B105809GCOM0430 [2019] NSWSC 453, which considered the...

  3. A win for directors because a breach of continuous disclosure obligations did not cause shareholder losses

    22 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Background This decision is the first Court decision arising out of a shareholder class action in Australia. The basic background facts are that on 11 September 2014, Myer’s chief executive officer represented that, in his opinion, for the 2015...

  4. Council swims out of the deep end

    22 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    Fairfield City Council (the defendant) successfully defended a claim by a patron who suffered personal injury after being assaulted by a third party while attending a Council swimming pool. The plaintiff was unable to establish that a special relationship...

  5. Hospital not liable for treatment and management of patient prior to premature delivery

    22 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The peer professional defence in the Civil Liability Act 2005 (NSW) operated to excuse a hospital from liability for its management and treatment of a patient with a history of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. In Issue Whether the hospital...

  6. The undoing of a hug

    20 November 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    An employer's redundancy process that brought about an adjustment disorder was reasonable administrative action, and that defence should be given its widest possible interpretation in the employer's favour. In issue Whether the employer's...

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