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Tomlinson v Ramsey Food Processing Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 28 High Court of Australia French CJ; Bell, Gageler, Keane & Nettle JJ The appellant worker was employed by the respondent to work in their abattoir and claimed for an injury suffered whilst working at the abattoir. The respondent defended the claim on the basis it was...
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Selig v Wealthsure Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 18 (13 May 2015) I refer you to the judgment summary. Where there are multiple claims arising from the same facts, the High Court unanimously held that the defence of non-apportionable claims can be maintained, even if they are for the same loss. In this instance, Mr and...
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Argos Pty Ltd v Corbell, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development [2014] HCA 50 (10 December 2014) I refer you to the judgment summary. David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
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Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v BHP Coal Pty Ltd [2014] HCA 41 (16 October 2014) I refer you to the summary judgment. The CFMEU claimed BHP contravened section 346(b) of the Fair Work Act, which prohibits terminating an employee because the employee participated in industrial activity. Mr Doevendans, a union delegate, was terminated from his...
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Kuczborski v Queensland [2014] HCA 46 (14 November 2014) I refer you to the judgment summary. David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
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Gray v Richards [2014] HCA 40 (15 October 2014) I refer you to the High Court judgment summary. 1. FRENCH CJ, HAYNE, BELL, GAGELER AND KEANE JJ. In Todorovic v Waller[1], Gibbs CJ and Wilson J summarised the principles which regulate the assessment of damages for personal injuries as follows: “In the first place, a...
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Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corp Strata Plan 61288 – [2014] HCA 36 (8 October 2014) I refer you to the High Court summary. David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
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Maxwell v Highway Hauliers Pty Ltd [2014] HCA 33 (10 September 2014) I refer you to the High Court judgment summary. David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister & Mediator
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker [2014] HCA 32 (10 September 2014) The long awaited decision reversed the Full Federal Court’s decision. I refer you to the judgment summary and briefing by Allens: In brief: A landmark High Court decision has determined that a term of mutual trust and confidence is not necessary and should...
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Williams v Commonwealth of Australia [2014] HCA 23 (19 June 2014) Further to my earlier post – round 2 – I refer to the High Court judgment summary and the invalid appropriation enactment. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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