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May 2017
Captain v Wosomo & Anor [2017] QSC 86 Daubney J The plaintiff was the front seat passenger of a stolen motor vehicle which had crashed into a light pole in February 2013. As a result of the crash, the plaintiff was left significantly disabled and now requires 24-hour care and attention. At the time of...
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White v Hertz Australia Pty Ltd [2017] QSC 82 Daubney J The plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a vehicle services attendant and leading hand. In March 2013, in the course of his duties, the plaintiff reached into the pockets at the rear of the front seats when his hand was pierced by a...
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Insurance House of Australia Pty Ltd v Dalton [2017] QDC 106 Kent QC DCJ The defendants brought an application for summary judgement for the plaintiff’s claim for a debt against the deceased estate. Relevantly, plaintiff did not issue proceedings until November 2016, more than nine years after the debt arose. The amounts allegedly owed to...
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Kloprogge v Queensland University of Technology (No 2) [2017] QDC 118 Searles DCJ The plaintiff obtained judgement for damages of $663,000 for breach of contract. The plaintiff sought an order that the defendant pay its costs on an indemnity basis while the defendant sought their costs to be assessed on a standard basis. Legislation Rule...
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Dornan v Pacific Manpower (PNG) Limited [2017] QDC 124 Ryrie DCJ The plaintiff was employed by the defendant, Pacific Manpower (PNG) Limited, working in Papua New Guinea where he suffered serious injury as a result of having fallen down a wet slope outside of the accommodation unit shower. The defendant sought to have the proceeding...
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Michael Vincent Baker Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd v Aurizon Operations Limited & Anor (No 2) [2017] QSC 63 Mullins J In Michael Vincent Baker Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd v Aurizon Operations Limited & Anor [2017] QSC 26 the plaintiff succeeded in proving that both the first and second defendants were liable for nuisance. The plaintiff...
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McCormack v Ethnic Community Care Links Inc [2017] QDC 102 Durward SC DCJ The plaintiff was a support worker employed by the defendant while working at the Ayr Hospital, the third party. In June 2011, a client of the defendant, Mr Beltrame, arrived at the hospital car park in a maxi taxi. When the plaintiff...
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