From Rebel Wilson to Joe Hockey and Geoffrey Rush, the past few years have been dotted with high profile Australians making claims for damages to their reputation. But you don’t have to insult someone famous to find yourself on the receiving end of a defamation lawsuit – so what does the law say?
The World Health Organisation has described antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest threats to human health. This however shouldn’t deter medical professionals from providing antibiotic therapy in cases that warrant and require such treatment.
In 2017, Elva brought a claim against her late husband’s previous employer for asbestos exposure from washing his work clothes. However, despite her case being the first of its kind in New Zealand, it is not unusual; hundreds of similar cases have been won in other countries from negligent asbestos exposure.
In 2018 Maurice Blackburn has acted pro bono to get more than 20 people off Nauru for medical care. Many of our cases involved children, some as young as six months old. It is no exaggeration to say that these are life and death cases.