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Australia, Botswana - September 20 2010
In Attorney-General of Botswana v Aussie Diamond Products Pty Ltd (No 3)  WASC 141 (unreported), the Supreme Court of Western Australia considered principles relating to the construction of a CIF (cost, insurance, freight) contract for the sale of goods.
Australia - June 30 2010
On 3 March 2010, the High Court delivered an important decision (Amaca Pty Ltd v Ellis; South Australia v Ellis; Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Ltd v Ellis (2010) 263 ALR 576) holding that the asbestos exposure of a smoker who died of lung cancer was not, on its own, a cause of injury even when the medical and scientific evidence available was unable to definitively attribute the cancer to any particular cause.
Co-authors: Justin Kwok.