The New South Wales Supreme Court decision of Rodd v Hall  NSWSC 1304 is illustrative of a specific factual circumstance where a Plaintiff was able to establish negligence against the owners/managers of a motel
Employer Performance Reviews & Performance Management On the issue of employee performance reviews and performance management, employers may be able to take comfort from the decision in Perez v Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services
Hunter Quarries Pty Ltd v Alexandra Mexon as Administrator for the Estate of the late Ryan Messenger the Late Ryan Messenger  NSWCA 178.
The NSW Court of Appeal has found that there is no entitlement to permanent impairment compensation under section 66 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 (NSW) (the Act) where a workplace injury is so serious that death ‘inevitably’ follows.
When will a denial of promotion to an injured employee be justified? The decision of Laycock and its review of the application of the ‘inherent requirements’ defence in promotion and hiring and firing complaint.
The Plaintiff was a former police officer employed by the NSW Police Force (NSWPF). She alleges that in her service she was exposed to numerous traumatic incidents, and as a result she brings a claim for damages for psychological and/ or psychiatric injury she suffered between May 2003 and 7 June 2012.
Mr Turner (the plaintiff) attended the wedding of his daughter at the Harrington Grove Country Club. Later in the night the plaintiff carried the remainder of the wedding cake to the boot of his car, located in the Club car park. At the rear of the parking bay was a concrete kerb immediately followed by a garden bed. After closing the boot of his car the plaintiff stepped back into the garden bed, causing him to fall and suffer serious injuries. The plaintiff brought a claim against the Club and the architect, Hassell Ltd, which had been retained to provide architectural and landscape design services at the site.
Mr Gulic (the plaintiff) was injured whilst working as a driver of a prime mover on behalf of Boral Transport Pty Ltd (Boral), supplying bricks and pavers to building sites throughout New South Wales. The plaintiff was employed as a driver of the prime mover owned by GMG Transport Pty Ltd (GMG), of which he as the sole director and shareholder, and was contracted by Boral for the provision of these cartage services.
On 22 July 2009 Ms Susan Young, a 52 year old woman, was shopping at an Aldi Supermarket in New South Wales. An employee of Aldi, Mr Tidmarsh, was unpacking and restocking strawberries from a ‘pallet jack’ trolley. The pallet jack was placed in a cross-aisle, which was blocking access to another aisle. Ms Young attempted to go around the pallet jack and stumbled forward and fell. She injured her back, shoulder and right knee.
Mr Mordue was involved in a motor vehicle accident on 1 December 2012 whilst a passenger in a motor vehicle participating in a motor rally event in a national forest near Taree. He sustained a significant injury to his neck. There was major dispute with the insurer related to admissions of liability and indemnity.
On 24 October 2005, the Plaintiff’s father, Mr Samaan purchased a KFC ‘Twister’ wrap at its Villawood Store. Ms Monika Samaan (the Plaintiff) was just seven years old when she consumed the Twister wrap and subsequently became dangerously ill, contracting Salmonella Encephalopathy (“Salmonella Poisoning”).