|Fogg v Kane Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd; Fogg v Les Quatre Musketeers Pty Ltd (t/as Plastamasta South Coast) (No. 5) (NSWSC) - negligence - plaintiff injured while delivering building materials to worksite - subcontractor liable - contributory negligence 15%
|Nom De Plume Nominees Pty Ltd v Fingal Developments Pty Ltd (VSCA) - stay - no good reason advanced for granting stay in pending appeal - application dismissed
|Carbon Black Lab Pty Ltd v Launer (VSCA) - real property - caveat - no error in granting of application for removal of caveat - appeal dismissed
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|Fogg v Kane Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd; Fogg v Les Quatre Musketeers Pty Ltd (t/as Plastamasta South Coast) (No. 5)  NSWSC 648
Supreme Court of New South Wales
Negligence - limitations - plaintiff injured in fall while delivering building materials to worksite - plaintiff sued head contractor at site (Kane), subcontractor contracted by Kane and employer with whom Hutchison contracted, for damages in negligence - held: plaintiff’s claim not statute-barred - Hutchison breached duty of care to take reasonable care to ensure deliveries made at location and in manner that did not carry unreasonable risk of injury - breach caused plaintiff’s injuries - Hutchison liable - liability not established against Kane or employer - plaintiff failed to take reasonable care for his own safety - contributory negligence assessed at 15% - damages assessed - parties to bring in short minutes of order.
|Nom De Plume Nominees Pty Ltd v Fingal Developments Pty Ltd  VSCA 129
Court of Appeal of Victoria
Mandie & Kyrou JJA
Stay - applicant sought stay of orders pending hearing and determination of proposed appeal - whether arguable grounds of appeal - justice - balance of convenience - held: there appeared to be arguable grounds of appeal - however Court not satisfied that if no stay granted there would be a real risk of appeal being rendered nugatory - successful plaintiff entitled to the fruits of its judgment - no good reason advanced for granting stay - application dismissed.
|Carbon Black Lab Pty Ltd v Launer  VSCA 126
Court of Appeal of Victoria
Santamaria, Ferguson & McLeish JJA
Real property - caveat - contract - applicant sought to appeal from decision granting application under s90 Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic) for removal of caveat - whether trial judge erred in finding contract for sale of land validly terminated following issuing of notice of default and rescission - whether trial judge erred in holding balance of convenience favoured removal of caveat - whether trial judge erred in approach under s90 - held: applicant failed to show primary judge erred either in finding no prima facie case for maintaining caveat or in finding balance of convenience favoured its removal - appeal dismissed.