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31 Jul 2020
Insurance of the ‘Situation’?
Oceanview Developments Pty Ltd trading as Darwin River Tavern & Darwin River Supermarket (Oceanview) v Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd trading as Territory Insurance Office [2020] FCA 852 (19 June 2020).
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27 Jul 2020
High Court case on identity - who is at fault?
Before the High Court of Australia was a Plaintiff who was involved in a head on motor vehicle collision that rendered him partially tetraplegic.
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27 Jul 2020
Class Closure Orders: The Story So Far…
In class actions, the “class” or group member definition is often limited to include persons who have registered for the class action, who have retained a law firm or who have signed litigation funding agreements.
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27 Jul 2020
A new duty of care Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020
In response to the perceived building crisis in NSW, the State government has enacted the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) (‘the Act’).
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27 Jul 2020
Another Tear in the Corporate Veil
The Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2019, received Royal Assent on 17 February 2020 and extends the director penalty regime in Schedule 1 of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (TAA) to make the directors of a company personally liable for the company’s unpaid GST, for GS ...
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27 Jul 2020
A tricky assessment – TPD claims
An interesting case before the NSW Supreme Court disputing the denial of a claim for total and permanent disablement (TPD), where the plaintiff (Standley) sued his insurer for its denial of his TPD claim.
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27 Jul 2020
NSW Court of Appeal clarifies how to work out damages for loss of use of a motor vehicle
If your motor vehicle is damaged and you are not at fault, it is generally accepted that you can recover damages for the loss of use of your motor vehicle from the person who is at fault.
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29 Jun 2020
Insurance Council goes into hyperdrive for vulnerable Australians
In line with the social distancing requirements and working from home measures, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has temporarily amended section 127 of the Corporations Act to enable corporations to electronically sign documents.
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29 Jun 2020
Enforcement of international judgments in Australia
In line with the social distancing requirements and working from home measures, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has temporarily amended section 127 of the Corporations Act to enable corporations to electronically sign documents.
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15 Jun 2020
Temporary COVID-19 economic response: Virtual meetings and electronic execution
In line with the social distancing requirements and working from home measures, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has temporarily amended section 127 of the Corporations Act to enable corporations to electronically sign documents.
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