November 12, 2010
South Australia v Totani [2010] HCA 39 (11 November 2010) South Australia’s well publicised anti-association motorcycle legislation Serious and Organised Crime (Control) Act 2008 was dealt a fatal blow in respect of its principle objectives by the High Court on 11 November 2010, declaring Section 14(1) invalid, Heydon J dissenting. The judgment is lengthy and...
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Allens Arthur Robinson In brief: The NSW Supreme Court recently enforced a restraint deed prohibiting a former employee of an insurance broker from soliciting clients. Partner John Edmond (view CV) and Law Graduate Tom Levi report on the Court of Appeal judgment upholding the decision. Background The appeal decision Reproduced with permission of Allens Arthur...
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Hamood & Anor v Tones [2010] QDC 422 Issue: an appeal from a magistrate’s decision not to allow damages, despite being satisfied as to liability. The basis for liability was a fire from an adjourning property. The appeal was allowed and damages ordered in the sum of $32,000. The decisions referred to are a reminder...
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