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August 18, 2014
Dunning v BHP Billiton Limited [2014] NSWDDT 3 Further to my earlier post about increasing general damages, Kearns J awarded a 54 year old plaintiff diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age 50 years, $500,000 and acknowledged it is $150,000 more than previous awards in the DDT. It is notable that awards in the DDT have...
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Amaca Pty Ltd v Phillips [2014] NSWCA 249 The decision involved the application of s.15B of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) in respect of what was at common law known as Sullivan v Gordon damages ([1999] NSWCA 338; (1999) 47 NSWLR 319). The section was enacted after the decision of CSR Ltd v Eddy [2005]...
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