PERSONAL COSTS ORDERS IN WORKCOVER WA

Rodgers v Amcor Ltd [2018] WADC 134 The District Court of WA considered an appeal from an Arbitrator’s orders that the…

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DOUBLE COMPENSATION FROM OVERSEAS COMPENSATION BENEFITS

Single v Workers Compensation Nominal Insurer – NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal, 30 November 2018 Introduction In Single, Russell SC DCJ of…

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FAILURE TO GIVE NOTICE – SECTIONS 29 AND 29A – MOTOR VEHICLE (THIRD PARTY INSURANCE) ACT 1943 (WA)

Howell v Smith [2018] WADC 125 Facts The plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2013. He made a…

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INSURERS WIN ON AGGREGATION CLAUSE IN COVERAGE DISPUTE OVER CLASS ACTION

Bank of Queensland Ltd v AIG Australia Ltd [2018] NSWSC 1689 Clients of a financial planner had been defrauded in a…

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Court of Appeal finds ‘professional services’ exclusion to be construed more narrowly

Weir Services Australia Pty Ltd v AXA Corporate Solutions Assurance [2018] NSWCA 100 The Appellant, Weir Services Australia Pty Ltd (Weir),…

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CALDERBANK OFFERS – WA DECISION CONFIRMS KEY PRINCIPLE ON INDEMNITY COSTS

Currie v Currie [No 3] [2018] WASC 306 Background The parties had been involved in acrimonious litigation for several years, involving…

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JAMES HARDIE TRUSTEE HELD FULLY LIABLE

Talifero v Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund Limited as Trustee for the Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund NSWCA 227 Introduction In 2005, the…

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Real estate agent was ‘mere conduit’ of vendor in passing on information to prospective purchaser

Background facts Mrs Hyder, the plaintiff, was the buyer of residential property in Ginahgulla Road in the Sydney suburb of Bellevue…

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