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Strong v Woolworths – Impact on Public Liability Claims

The 2012 High Court decision in the Strong v Woolworths set a leading precedent for Public Liability claims. The case itself dealt with a 2004 incident in which Kathryn Strong (the plaintiff) who required the use of crutches slipped when the tip of her crutch came into contact with a chip lying on the floor of an area occupied by Woolworths in a shopping centre in Taree.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Empanelment of Juries

As the Coronavirus crisis continues to cause disruption in Courts throughout Australia, with no juries being empanelled for the foreseeable future due to risk of transmission of COVID-19 and ongoing lockdowns, many cases have been subject to delays where one party has requested a trial by jury.

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Defamation Win of $140,000!

Carbone Lawyers is proud to announce a Damages Victory in the County Court of Victoria for our client Kim Wells, Member of the Victorian State Parliament after an 8-day Zoom hearing in respect of a claim for Defamation.

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