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Ellery v Sunsail (Australia) Pty Ltd looks at the responsibilities owed by commercial vessel owners to their passengers.

In this case, Mrs Ellery was on holiday...

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Miller v Lithgow City Council [2014] 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...

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Case: Mules v Ferguson [2015] QCA 5

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The case of Packer v. Tall Ship Sailing Cruises Aust Pty Ltd and Commercial Waterproofing Services Pty Ltd explores the potential liability of an employer and a tourism operator for acts...

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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...

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Case Note – Dungan v Chan [2013] NSWCA 182

A woman commenced crossing very busy Parramatta Road near Sydney University against a red flashing light.  She was struck by a taxi travelling...

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Arnold v Tilecorp Pty Ltd [2012] QSC 321

In a judgment delivered on 25 October 2012, Justice Martin of the Supreme Court dismissed a claim by a worker as he did not accept the worker’s...

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Background

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...

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Background

Employers are generally liable for the acts of their employees during the course of their employment.  It...

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The case

Carers employed by various youth support agencies are often exposed to risks and injury when working with...

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