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Claims for psychiatric harm - case law update

Australia - July 9 2018 Claims for psychiatric harm are becoming more frequent and high value. The reasons for increasing claims include social change, as mental illness and…

Misfeasance in public office - a nebulous and ill defined tort

Australia - April 16 2018 Misfeasance in public office been described as a nebulous and ill-defined tort: "its edges are blurred, there are several gaps, and a lot of the…

$1 general damages for false imprisonment totalling 2 years and 10 months - Guo v Commonwealth of Australia [2017] FCA 1355

Australia - December 19 2017 On 24 November 2017 Jagot J of the Federal Court found that the applicant had been unlawfully imprisoned by the Commonwealth for almost three years…

Direction by police officer to leave vehicle is not an arrest - State of New South Wales v Exton [2017] NSWCA 294

Australia - December 11 2017 On 21 November 2017 the NSW Court of Appeal held that Mr Trent Exton not arrested when told to get out of a vehicle by police officers...

Court finds it is lawful to detain evidence of Opal card concession

Australia - November 30 2017 On 14 November 2017 the NSW Court of Appeal held that Mr Le was lawfully detained by police for the purpose of producing evidence of his Opal…