Vowles v Osgood & Anor (No 2) [2012] QSC 126

Vowles v Osgood & Anor [2012] QSC 82

A $1.28 million damages claim was rejected last week amid controversy over the extent to which video surveillance evidence contradicted a plaintiff’s testimony as to the seriousness of his motor accident related neck and back injuries.

Suncorp, the rear-ender’s insurer, conceded liability but sought to limit Ben Vowles’ damages by capturing him on DVD over a period of 12 months on 27 separate days.

The insurer obtained a secret pre-trial suppression order and confronted both medical specialists with it in the absence of the plaintiff and his lawyers.

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Reproduced with the permission of Carter Capner Law.

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