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March 2018
McDermott v Manley & Anor [2018] QSC 35 Mullins J Background The applicant was injured in a motor vehicle accident in December 2015. The second respondent, the compulsory third party insurer for the first respondent, participated in a compulsory conference with the applicant in January 2018. The parties were unable to reach a settlement and...
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Clarricoats v JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] QSC 30 McMeekin J Background On 29 September 2017, McMeekin J gave judgement for the defendant dismissing the plaintiff’s claim. His Honour gave leave for the parties to make submissions as to costs. The defendant submitted that the plaintiff pay its costs, including reserved...
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Mineralogy Pty Ltd v BGP Geoexplorer Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] QSC 42 Jackson J The present application concerned the payment of statutory post-judgment interest pursuant to the Civil Proceedings Act 2011 (Qld) (the CP Act). Relevantly, Jackson J ordered the applicant to pay the respondent US$17,629,673.68 (the judgement). That amount had subsequently been deposited...
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Kerr v Kerr & Anor [2017] QSC 323 McMeekin J The deceased died on 15 April 2017, on the same day the first defendant procured the deceased’s signature on a document purporting to be her final Will. The effect of that document was to gift a significant portion of the testatrix’s estate to the second...
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Caffrey v AAI Limited & Anor [2017] QSC 339 Applegarth J In February 2013, Mr Byron Neil Williams, the driver of a motor vehicle, insured by the first defendant AAI Limited, collided with a tree resulting in his death. The plaintiff, a member of the Queensland Police Force, attended upon the scene of the accident,...
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CDG v John Siganto as Litigation Guardian for BJG & Ors [2018] QSC 11 McMeekin J The application, by the applicant’s litigation guardian, LMG, concerns whether leave should be granted pursuant to s 22 of the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) (the “Act”) to bring a further application for an order authorising a will to be...
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Bluefin Seafoods Pty Ltd v Fraser Coast Regional Council [2018] QSC 14 Bowskill J The application concerned whether the plaintiff had pleaded new causes of action in its fourth amended statement of claim for damages against the defendant for misleading and deceptive conduct, negligence and breach of contract. Relevantly, the plaintiff entered into an agreement...
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