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Seventy-three years ago, on Saturday 8 May 1943, twentyfive people died when a wooden-bodied bus collided with a steam train at a level crossing in Wodonga. It was Australia’s worst roadrail crash. Mrs Gwenneth Quinn claimed damages of 3,000 pounds...
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The Game of Costs

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Costs can quickly escalate in litigation, often exceeding the amount of the claim and becoming one of the most important factors in a case. Clients and legal practitioners can underestimate costs. Yes, lawyers are costly, but they should provide value...
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Important Insurance Update

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A recent High Court decision has cleared the air in relation to a contentious section of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984(Cth). In September, the High Court delivered its decision in Maxwell v Highway Hauliers Pty Ltd [2014] HCA 33, dismissing...
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In a Nut Shell

Two decisions from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) 1.Is an Owners Corporation or the apartment owner responsible for payment of a Metropolitan Fire Brigade false alarm call-out fee of $6,071 plus clean up charges of $660? A visitor to an...
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