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January 2015
Ellery v Sunsail (Australia) Pty Ltd [2014] QDC 285  The failure to adequately brief an 80-yr-old charter yacht passenger before she boarded a vessel in Hamilton Island harbour is alleged to have caused the fractured spine that resulted from her fall down the galley stairs moments later. Read more… Reproduced with the permission of Carter Capner Law
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Winters v Bishop & Anor [2014] QSC 312 Liability was admitted for the motor vehicle incident. Quantum however was in dispute and in particular whether the Plaintiff suffered from a personality disorder as a consequence of her acquired brain injury, together with its impact and that of the acquired brain injury on her earning capacity...
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Reitano v Shearer & Anor [2014] QCA 336 RACQ admitted fault on the part of its insured driver for a Mackay intersection accident in January 2008 but fiercely contested the amount of compensation that was fair to be paid under the CTP insurance policy to the injured driver of the other vehicle. Read more… Reproduced with the permission of...
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McDermott & Ors v Robinson Helicopter Company Incorporated [2014] QCA 357 The appeal was against the manufacturer involving a fatal helicopter crash. The decision involved complex expert evidence about the failure of the bolt because it was incorrectly torqued. Ultimately, Wilson J accepted for detailed reasons, which McMurdo P concurred, that the respondent manufacturer “had...
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