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May 3, 2013
Seven Network (Operations) Limited v Melanie Brown [2013] NSWSC 372   “[54] Stephen Belafonte gave evidence that he explained that ‘Mel wasn’t going to be able to come back in and do the deal because she wasn’t going to come there without her children, our children’. He says that Brad Lyons said ‘I couldn’t force...
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Dang v Chea [2013] NSWCA 80   Catchwords:  TORTS – NEGLIGENCE – MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT – LIABILITY ADMITTED – DAMAGES – whether the award for future accommodation and care was reasonable – the proportionate relationship between the health benefits obtained and future costs incurred – purpose of award of damages to fulfil reasonable, not ideal,...
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Roberts v Prendergast [2013] QCA 89   JUDGES: Chief Justice and Fraser and Gotterson JJASeparate reasons for judgment of each member of the Court, Fraser and Gotterson JJAconcurring as to the order made, Chief Justice dissenting ORDER:  Appellant to pay the respondent’s costs of the appeal on the standard basis. CATCHWORDS:  APPEAL AND NEW TRIAL...
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William John Fletcher and Katherine Elizabeth Barnet as liquidators of Octaviar Administration Pty Ltd (in liquidation) & Anor v Fortress Credit Corporation (Australia) II Pty Limited & Ors [2013] QSC 104 Boddice J   Relevant principles   [24] The power to strike out a pleading, either pursuant to r 171 of the Uniform Civil Procedure...
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Redefining the meaning of worker The Industrial Relations (Transparency and Accountability of Industrial Organisations) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced into Parliament by the Attorney-General on 30/04/2013. The amendments are designed to narrow the meaning of contractor who is a worker: The Bill The Explanatory Memorandum First Reading Speech     David Cormack...
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Do something about cancer I’m going to do something about cancer. I’ve committed to raising $2500 and cycling 200km in The Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer. And, here’s where I need your help. Please donate. Click the link below, search for my name and choose “Donate Now“. All of the money raised is immediately...
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