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 Further to my earlier posting regarding the DDT decision of Booth (and Special Leave being granted) I draw your attention to the hearing transcripts: Amaca Pty Limited (Under NSW Administered Winding Up) v Booth & Anor; Amaba Pty Limited (Under NSW Administered Winding Up) v Booth & Anor [2011] HCATrans 276 (4 October 2011) Amaca...
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Hicks v Amaca Pty Limited [2010] NSWDDT 16 Kearns J’s assessment of quantum for asbestosis in this matter is an example of the higher allowance given for General Damages ($150,000) in the DDT. In this instance, the plaintiff: ·         was aged 66 years; ·         had a significant smoking history; ·         had an assessed impairment of...
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Queensland Rail v Amaca and Ors [2011] QSC 289   As noted below, the issue of statutory recovery in circumstances involving asbestos manufacturers was considered at first instance in a Case Stated application.  In that matter the determination of contribution was resolved in WorkCover’s favour and did form part of the appeal which was heard...
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 WorkCover Queensland v Amaca Pty Limited and Anor [2011] QSC 282 I refer to my several earlier postings in respect of this statutory recovery matter. Its journey started via a Case Stated application and then proceeded to the High Court in respect of Q 4. It continues now in respect of the substantive case and...
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I refer you to the attached Legalwise brochure re: upcoming asbestos litigation seminar on the 28th of July 2011. Please note that Dr David McEvoy will now be presenting in lieu of Professor Roger Allen. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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