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November 2010
  Further to my earlier posting on the new Australian Consumer Law, the Queensland Parliament has now passed the Fair Trading (Australian Consumer Law) Amendment Bill 2010. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Allens Arthur Robinson The Queensland Court of Appeal has found that the judge at first instance did not err in a finding of fact, despite the existence of evidence from which competing inferences could have been drawn. In doing so, the court applied the principles established by the High Court in Fox v Percy [2003]...
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Allen v State of Queensland [2010] QSC 442 Issues: The applicant infant was diagnosed as suffering severe brain damage following a cardiac catheterisation procedure performed at Prince Charles Hospital (PCH) on 23 December 2003, when he was 16 months old. During the procedure he developed a heart block. On 7 January 2004 the Acting Executive...
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 State of Queensland v RAF [2010] QCA 332  The President and White JA concurred with the reasoning of McMeekin J to dismiss the appeal by the State of Queensland. The principal issue on appeal was whether the primary judge had erred in finding the plaintiff’s disability of mind (sections 5(2) and 29 of the Limitations...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: As the opening for applications for the new generic top level domain names (eg .YOURBRAND) draws closer, Partner Tim Golder (view CV), Senior Associate Jesse Gleeson and Law Graduate Nadia Guadagno look at the proposed final version of the Applicant Guidelines recently released by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In this edition: we look at the ACCC’s ‘tougher’ approach on mergers; the first Public Warning Notice under the new Australian Consumer Law; two important cartel class actions decisions; the record penalty in the Cabcharge case; and some of the consumer reforms of the Australian Consumer Law. Merger update ACCC issues first...
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Caroline Shaw v Broadbent & Anor [2010] QSC 433 Peterson v Broadbent & Anor [2010] QSC 432 Marsden v Broadbent & Anor [2010] QSC 431 McWhae v Broadbent & Anor [2010] QSC 430) Morrison v Broadbent & Anor [2010] QSC 429 O’Donnell v Broadbent & Anor [2010] QSC 428 Hodgson v Broadbent & Anor [2010]...
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Norton Rose by Ashley Tsacalos and Catherine Kelso In this legal update, we look at the changes to fees and charges for FOI requests that have recently been announced as part of the broader reforms to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act). These changes were announced by the Minister for Privacy and...
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A reminder that as from 1 January 2011 the new Australian Consumer Law commences. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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