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Thinking| 12 Nov 2019
A not-for-profit community event organiser has managed to escape liability for catastrophic injuries suffered by a campdraft competitor, by relying on the statutory defences available in the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) (CLA).
Thinking| 24 Oct 2019
The Court found that the defendant horse jockey was not liable for the plaintiff’s injuries after he fell from his horse, because the risk of injury was a materialisation of an obvious risk in a dangerous recreational activity.
Thinking| 22 May 2019
On 28 September 2012, the plaintiff, Kerrie Menz (plaintiff), was riding her horse (‘Sonny’) in a warm-up area of the Wagga Wagga Showground (showground). A group of children nearby made contact with a metal sign on the fence, which caused a loud ...
Thinking| 02 Jul 2018
A 28 year old worker was awarded $1,486,783 for injuries sustained when the defendant’s employee’s handheld nail gun fired a nail that penetrated through a wall into the plaintiff’s head. The plaintiff’s employer was able to seek a ...
Thinking| 20 Mar 2018
The Supreme Court of New South Wales (NSWSC) has awarded $604,159 in damages to a plaintiff for injuries sustained whilst working as an independent contractor. On 17 September 2007 the plaintiff, an independent contractor, was repairing the fuel tank of a Volvo loader ...