Insurance Law

Insurance Law

Contact: Carter Newell Lawyers (Queensland, Australia)

The inaugural edition of the Carter Newell Asia Pacific Carriers’ Liability Guide details the civil aviation liability regime in a number of Asia Pacific nations. The Guide outlines the international conventions to which each nation is a member, and examines the key domestic carrier liability legislation and case law for death and injury, baggage and cargo, third party property damage and delay claims.

Download the entire guide. 

Contact: Stephen White, Partner and Emma Topen, Associate; Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia) 

Readers will recall in our June 2012 newsletter we reported the case of Welch v Graham & Another [2012] QDC 103 in which the Queensland District Court found the homeowner Defendants liable for the elderly Plaintiff's personal injuries for failing to remove a gumtree overhanging the front steps of their suburban Brisbane home.

Read more: Correcting an Undesirable Precedent – The Gumnut Case Overturned

Contact: Carter Newell (Queensland, Australia)

The recent decision of Ensham Resources Pty Ltd v Aioi Insurance Company Ltd [2012] explores the subject of legal professional privilege (LPP) and the circumstances under which LPP can arise.

Read more on Carter Newell's website. 


By: Brian C. Vick
Williams Mullen (North Carolina and Virginia, USA)

In the first enforcement action resulting from a reported privacy breach under the HITECH Act, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee (“BCBST”) recently entered a $1.5 million settlement

Read more: Health Insurer’s Costly Privacy Breach Provides Guidance For Managing HIPAA Risks Associated With...