Archive: December 2012

Documents obtained in a proceeding: when can a party use them for another purpose?

James G Oberg (Sales) Pty Ltd v Oberg [2012] FCA 722 The implied undertaking of a party to litigation that it…

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Verdict for the defendant – Council owed no duty of care to the plaintiff

Streller v Albury City Council [2012] NSWSC 729 Introduction The Supreme Court of NSW has decided that Albury City Council did…

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Insurer recovers reasonable settlement costs from intoxicated insured

Suncorp Metway Insurance Limited v Ruckman [2012] QSC 100 Background In this case, the Supreme Court of Queensland found that, when…

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Builder’s duty not owed to subsequent purchasers

Two recent Supreme Court of NSW judgments have determined that a builder does not owe a common law duty of care…

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Ensham Resources Pty Limited v AIOI Insurance Company Limited [2012] FCA 710

The recent Federal Court of Australia decision of Ensham Resources Pty Limited v AIOI Insurance Company Limited [2012] FCA 710 revisits…

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Redacted medical reports – protecting client legal privilege

Leanne Best v Mathew Bardsley & Insurance Australia Limited [2012] ACTSC 144 The requirement that each party provide documents relevant to…

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