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April 2013
Robbins v Skouboudis & Suncorp Metway Insurance Limited [2013] QSC 101 JUDGE: Martin J ORDER: Judgment for the Plaintiff in the amount of $119,324.50 CATCHWORDS: TORTS – NEGLIGENCE – CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE –   PARTICULAR    CASES    –    ROAD ACCCIDENT CASES – where the plaintiff accompanied the first defendant on a motorcycle which the first defendant was driving...
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  DHG v State of Queensland (represented by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General) [2013] QSC 89   JUDGE: Boddice J ORDER: The parties are to prepare minutes of orders in accordance with these reasons. I shall hear the parties as to costs. CATCHWORDS: CRIMINAL LAW – SENTENCE – SENTENCING ORDERS – DISCRETION TO RECORD...
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  Ferguson v WorkCover Queensland [2013] QSC 78   JUDGE: Applegarth J ORDER: The application is dismissed. CATCHWORDS: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION – INSURANCE AND LEVIES – LIABILITY OF INSURERS AND STATUTORY AUTHORITIES – OTHER MATTERS – where applicant employed as a delivery driver – where deliveries made from employer’s warehouse in Tweed Heads – where applicant...
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Schonell v Laspina, Trabucco & Co Pty Ltd [2013] QSC 90 JUDGE: Martin J ORDER: The claim is dismissed CATCHWORDS: TORTS  –  NEGLIGENCE  –  ESSENTIALS  OF  ACTION FOR NEGLIGENCE – IN GENERAL – where the plaintiff was an employee of the defendant – where the plaintiff stepped from a platform onto a ladder – where...
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Wright v KB Nut Holdings Pty Ltd [2013] QCA 66 The Court of Appeal reversed a judgement that last year saw a South Australian tourist fail in a lawsuit against Bonapartes Serviced Apartments in Spring Hill in which she claimed damages as a result of her hand being impaled on a discarded hypodermic syringe in...
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 State of Queensland v Hayes (No 2) [2013] QSC 80   CATCHWORDS: COSTS – whether usual order as to costs that costs follow event should be made – Calderbank offer – whether indemnity costs should be ordered in part Philippides J   … The applicant’s costs application [4] The applicant now applies for a costs...
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