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Clarity of circumstances when damages for pure mental harm may be recovered

Australia - July 23 2015 In King v Philcox [2015] HCA 19, the High Court clarified when a claim for damages for mental harm may be recovered. The decision address the…

Class action update - section 33ZF – not as broad a power as you might think

Australia - July 23 2015 There have been a number of decisions in both the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria where the Court has been prepared to…

Plaintiff’s joinder of insurer as defendant – does the plaintiff have to ride on alone?

Australia - December 22 2014 Where an insurer has denied indemnity, it is uncontroversial that the insured may seek leave to join the insurer as a third party to the…

Lauren Ritchie.

VCEC inquiry into Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic) complete but Parliament yet to legislate

Australia - December 22 2014 In May 2013, The Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (the Commission) was directed to conduct an inquiry into the Wrongs Act…

Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corporation Strata Plan 61288 [2014] HCA 36

Australia - December 15 2014 The Owners Corporation pursued a negligence claim against builder Brookfield Multiplex Ltd (Brookfield) for pure economic loss, alleging that…

Steven Donley.