Archive for Civil Liability Act

Road authority

Wells v Council of the City of Orange (No 2) [2017] NSWSC 510

TORTS – negligence – motor vehicle accident – motorcycle colliding with water-filled barrier at night – duty of care – breach of duty – standard of liability – whether using water-filled barrier manifestly unreasonable – expert evidence – whether failure to comply with Australian Standard determinative – Civil Liability Act 2002 ss 5B, 5D, 5R, 43A, 50, 54 – breach of duty and causation not established – s 43A defence established – s 54 defence established – verdict for defendant.

The proper approach to duty, risk and breach under the Civil Liability Act, 2002

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Compensation to relatives act: apportionable claim?

 

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Mental harm and corporate knowledge

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Manifest unreasonableness: s. 43A CLA; s. 45 CLA

On 1 January 2010, the appellant, John Douglas Mansfield, drove his fully laden water truck along the single lane track of Greens Crossing Road, just south of Stroud. On crossing over a culvert, the left hand side of the bank gave way, resulting in his truck rolling over into the water course injuring him. The Great Lakes Council was the roads authority responsible for the care and maintenance of Greens Crossing Road, empowered to carry out road work pursuant to s 71 Roads Act 1993 (NSW).

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