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Gillfillan & Ors v Australian Securities & Investments Commission [2012] NSWCA 370 I refer to earlier postings. The end result for the Australian directors was a reduced fine of $25,000.00 and disqualification until 30 April 2013, whereas the American directors were fined $20,000.00 and disqualified until 31 December 2012. Prominent in this was the overseas directors participated...
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WorkCover Queensland v AMACA Pty Limited [2012] QCA 240 I refer to my earlier post concerning the decision of Boddice J in WorkCover Queensland v Amaca Pty Limited (No 2) [2011] QSC 358 and note the appeal was allowed and the question of whether; it was valid at law to assign to the plaintiff (WorkCover)...
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I refer you to a recent prosecution of a painting company who was fined $20,000.00 when it removed asbestos from a roof by using a gurney and contaminated the neighbour’s property. The director of the company was also fined $4,000.00 and the company was ordered to pay the clean up costs of $72,897.35 together with...
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LegalWise July 2012 seminars I refer to the 4th Annual Asbestos Litigation seminar (page 5) on 25/07/2012. As a presenter I am in a position to offer a 10% discount to guests. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack 
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LegalWise Seminar Date:   Wednesday 25 July 2012 Time:   2.00pm – 5.15pm Venue:  Sofitel Brisbane Central, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane            Spend an afternoon working through case studies with medical and legal practitioners experienced in the finer points of asbestos litigation and gain a better appreciation of the medicine relating to each and the differences and the...
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Allianz Australia Ltd v Sim; WorkCover Authority (NSW) v Sim; Wallaby Grip (BAE) Pty Ltd (In liq) v Sim [2012] NSWCA 68 Lorraine Fay Sim v Allianz Australia Limited [2010] NSWDDT 19 – trial decision Prof Henderson’s evidence on cancers Further to earlier postings in relation to causation in asbestos-related disease claims, especially lung cancer. I...
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Norton Rose Fulbright Authors Jacinta Studdert, Amelia Dixon-Weidner, Sarah Ralph, Nancy Mudditt, David Guthrie, Allison Hunt, Adrian Wong, Ben Allen, Hamish McNair, Adrian D’Amico, Nick Beresford-Wylie, Susan Rose, Ashley Tsacalos, Vince Sharma, Edward Campbell, Keith Redenbach, Vanessa Verzi Welcome to the March edition of the Public law report for 2012, which provides essential updates for...
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A matter of significant controversy and debate in latent injury claims, such as mesotheioma is when the injury was “sustained” or “contracted”. The date of the injury is of significant interest because it defines the relevant legislation and insurance which is applicable. The UK Supreme Court in the decision of Employers’ Liability Insurance “Trigger” Litigation:...
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 Amaca Pty Ltd v Booth; Amaba Pty Ltd v Booth [2011] HCA 53 (14 December 2011) Further to earlier postings regarding Booth, I refer you to the High Court summary and note the majority dismissed the appeal, with the exception of Heydon J. The issue for determination was whether the trial judge’s rationale, which was...
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Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Hellicar & Ors; Shafron v Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2011] HCATrans 293 (25 October 2011) Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Hellicar & Ors; Shafron v Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2011] HCATrans 294 (26 October 2011) Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Hellicar & Ors; Shafron v...
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