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July 2010
White J and Boddice J Welcome Speech – Speech delivered by Richard Douglas S.C., President, Bar Association of Queensland. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Supervised Case List – the Supervised Case List is now administered by  Justice Applegarth and Justice Peter Lyons.    The attachment identifies both the general principles that their Honours will take and the administrative arrangements, which commenced 1 July 2010. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Allens Arthur Robinson The United States Supreme Court has overturned more than 40 years of jurisprudence of US federal courts by ruling that plaintiffs may only pursue claims alleging securities fraud under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in relation to the sale or purchase of shares in the US or of securities listed...
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ALB’s Employee & Workplace Relations Masterclass – seminar presentation on 18 November 2010. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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GEJ & MA Geldard Pty Ltd v DN Mobbs & Ors [2010] QSC 220 Catchwords TORTS – NEGLIGENCE – ESSENTIALS OF ACTION FOR NEGLIGENCE – DUTY OF CARE – REASONABLE FORESEEABILITY OF DAMAGE – Where the plaintiff grows cotton crops on properties 20 kms south of the first defendant’s cattle properties – where the sixth...
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Leigh v. State of Queensland [2010] QSC 227 Should the limitation period be extended? [42] It was held in State of Queensland v Stephenson [2006] HCA 20; (2006) 226 CLR 197 at [19] (Stephenson) that the phrase “material fact of a decisive character relating to a right of action” was a composite expression, each element...
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Reeves v State of New South Wales [2010] NSWSC 611               CATCHWORDS : TORTS – negligence – duty of care – police officers – reasonable foreseeability of risk of psychiatric injury – failure to monitor psychological condition after a long career – plaintiff placed in stressful situations – assigning...
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Newson v Aust Scan Pty Ltd t/a Ikea Springwood & Ors [2010] QSC 223 30/06/2010 Catchwords STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION – Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002, s 32(2) – DUTY TO DISCLOSE – DISCRETION TO EXCUSE NON COMPLIANCE – where Act states that party cannot rely on document that was not disclosed – where document not disclosed...
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Theiss Pty Ltd AND Q-COMP (C/2010/11)  Theiss appealed the decision of the Commission arguing that the sneeze which culminated in a herniated disc, whilst taking washing off the line in a remote accommodation village was not within the course of employment. To a lesser degree Theiss contended it was not a significant contributory factor. President...
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Norton Rose “Welcome to our June 2010 edition of the Public law report – our second edition as part of the Norton Rose Group. This edition brings you many useful and informative articles to help you stay abreast of legal and policy developments that are relevant to government. In this edition, we consider the latest...
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