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Miller v Lithgow City Council  NSW SC 1579
Judgment was given in the Supreme Court of New South Wales late last year in a tragic case involving an experienced but young swimmer who became a tetraplegic after diving into the shallow end of the Lithgow swimming pool.
The young girl was 12 at the time of the accident. She had been given exercises by her school's...Read more
Brisbane lawyer Mark O’Connor, who is himself a potential victim of the contaminated frozen berry scandal, says consumers who contract Hepatitis A will go after the retailer for compensation.
But retailers will in turn demand indemnity from the importer/ distributor and ultimately he expects the distributors to foot the bill for compensation payouts.
Mr O’Connor, a compensation...Read more
Employers are generally liable for the acts of their employees.
This is known as vicarious liability but it only applies if the employee is acting within the scope of their employment. The other manner in which an employer might be held liable for an act of one of its employees, even if that act is illegal, would be if the employer was...Read more
Employers are generally liable for the acts of their employees during the course of their employment. It...Read more
Carers employed by various youth support agencies are often exposed to risks and injury when working with...Read more