Paying the Price – Costs Implications of Offers, Credibility and Unmeritorious Arguments

In Partridge v Hobart City Council & Ors (No2) [2013] TASFC 1, the appellant sued the respondents for damages in respect of injuries suffered as a result of a fall down an external stairway. Prior to trial, the respondents ...

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Offers of Compromise and Calderbank Offers in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and Costs Ramifications

Where a party has unreasonably failed to accept a Calderbank offer, the letter of offer may be tendered in support of an application for costs and, in particular, any application for indemnity costs.  For a party who chooses to...

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The Long and Winding Road: Interplay of MVAs and Workers’ Compensation in Tasmania

The plaintiff, Russel Cook, was injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The driver, Ronald Buckingham, negligently ran off the road when driving the plaintiff to work. Mr Cook sued for damages sustained as a result of the...

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