Uncetainty in claiming damages for defects in property
Stickley, Amanda P. (2011) Uncetainty in claiming damages for defects in property. Queensland Lawyer.
In Project Management Company No 2 Pty Ltd v Cushway Blackford & Associates Pty Ltd  QCA 102 the appellant sought leave to join its parent company party (Project Management Company No 1) as a plaintiff to the proceedings and to amend its statement of claim. It was argued that the parent company had suffered the loss claimed in the proceedings, rather than the appellant. Rule 69(1)(b)(ii) of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld) allows a court at any stage of the proceeding to order that ‘a person whose presence before the court would be desirable, just and convenient to enable the court to adjudicate effectually and completely on all matters in dispute connected with the proceeding’ be include as a party. To determine this issue, the Court of Appeal had to review the law relevant to the proceedings – a claim in negligence for pure economic loss, in particular, the principles espoused by the High Court in Bryan v Maloney(1995) 182 CLR 609 and Woolcock Street Investments Pty Ltd v CDG Pty Ltd (2004) 216 CLR 515.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Negligence, Pure economic loss, Defective buildings|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law|
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters (Australia/NZ)|
|Deposited On:||03 Nov 2011 08:47|
|Last Modified:||04 Nov 2011 03:10|
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