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December 2015
Gordon v Nachabe and another [2015] QDC 313 The plaintiff and his wife emigrated to Australia from the United Kingdom two weeks before he suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in December 2010. He and his wife decided to relocate to Brisbane for lifestyle reasons despite the plaintiff admitting that more work in his...
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Knott v The Withcott Hotel [2015] QDC 314 The plaintiff worked as a chef at The Withcott Hotel. She brought a claim against the Hotel alleging that she suffered an injury to her upper back during the course of her employment and subsequently developed a psychiatric disorder. It was alleged the injuries arose in consequence...
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Humphries v Downs Earthmoving Pty Ltd and another [2015] QDC 323 The plaintiff, a security guard, was injured whilst working on the premises of an earthmoving company his employer had contracted with. The plaintiff suffered an injury to his right ankle when he slipped on a “concrete embankment” (a drain) as he was walking up...
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Cielo v Fitzgerald & Anor; Cielo v Keighran & Anor [2015] QSC 330 The defendants sought the plaintiff’s claim to be dismissed for want of prosecution under r. 389 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999. The negligence claimed was alleged between 2002 and 2003, with PIPA claims in 2005 and shortly followed by an...
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Fair Work Ombudsman v Quest South Perth Holdings Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 45 (2 December 2015) I refer you to the judgment summary. The plurality of the High Court allowed the appeal of the Fair Work Ombudsman and set aside the narrow interpretation of s 357(1) of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by the Full Court of the Federal...
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Integrated Medical Technology Pty Ltd v Gilbert [2015] QSC 124 Pursuant to UCPR 223(1) and (2) the plaintiffs/applicants sought orders against the defendants/respondents to either make further and better disclosure of certain documents or alternatively, file and serve an affidavit stating that they did not exist, or never existed, or the circumstances in which they...
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Christian Education Ministries – Qld Ltd v Thomson Adsett Pty Ltd [2015] QDC 292 The plaintiff engaged the defendant as architects to provide plans for a multipurpose hall under the then ‘building education revolution program’ for one of its schools. In dispute was whether the plans were to accommodate a full size basketball court, and...
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