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Waivers, weather and a win for a skydiving company sued when a tandem skydive went wrong

Australia - February 23 2021 On 1 August 2018, the plaintiff, Ms Hayley Marks, completed an online BOOKING form through the website of the defendant, Skydive Australia (Skydive)…

Hospital not liable for treatment and management of patient prior to premature delivery

Australia - November 22 2019 The peer professional defence in the Civil Liability Act 2005 (NSW) operated to excuse a hospital from liability for its management and treatment of…

Amy Davis.

Insurer required to pay out $25million under buyer warranty and indemnity insurance policy

Australia - November 1 2019 The plaintiff, UDP Holdings Pty Ltd (UDP) held a buyer warranty and indemnity insurance policy issued by the defendant underwriters. The policy…

Kylie Powell.

Funders in the firing line - Security for costs ordered in class action for Fair Work Act breach claims

Australia - October 25 2019 The Federal Court has the power to order a litigation funder to provide security for costs despite the matter arising under the “no costs”…

Corrina Dowling.

Hospital & doctor not liable for alleged treatment failures following horse bite

Australia - August 30 2019 A Sydney hospital and general practitioner (“the defendants”) successfully defended a claim for damages by a former patent who suffered severe right…

Melissa Carius.