Civil Liability Act

Dangerous recreational activity – inherent risk

Alameddine v Glenworth Valley Horse Riding Pty Ltd [2015] NSWCA 219   On 21 May 2011 the appellant was injured while riding a quad bike at the respondents’ recreational facility at Glenworth Valley in New South Wales. The appellant claimed that the respondents were liable to her in tort for their negligence in conducting the…

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Contributory negligence under the CLA

Accordingly, the existence and extent of a claimant’s contributory negligence is to be assessed by reference to the risk of harm which is the subject of his or her claim for damages, and the precautions that a reasonable person in the claimant’s position would have taken against that risk: Gordon v Truong (2014) 66 MVR 241; [2014]…

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Domestic assistance, need, pets and hobbies

Teuma and Anor v C P and P K Judd Pty Ltd [2007] NSWCA 166 [48] Mr Harben relied on Geaghan v D’Aubert (2002) 36 MVR 542 where Stein JA (with whom Handley JA and Foster AJA agreed) held that Griffiths v Kerkemeyer (1977) 139 CLR 161 services did not include the provision of care to an injured person’s pets or a hobby: see at…

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Horse racing: dangerous recreational activity….for the jockey?

Goode v Angland [2016] NSWSC 1014 TORT – negligence – personal injury – jockey injured in fall from horse during country race meeting – whether defendant negligently caused or permitted his horse to take plaintiff’s running – whether plaintiff’s horse advanced into a position of danger – Civil Liability Act 2002 s 5K – dangerous…

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Duty of development consent authority

Bankstown City Council v Zraika; Roads and Maritime Services v Zraika [2016] NSWCA 51   LOCAL GOVERNMENT – development consent – function of determining applications for development consent – whether local council as planning authority owed duty of care – nature of regulatory function for the purposes of Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) s 44…

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