Vulnerability held not to be pre-requisite for establishing a duty of care in claims of pure economic Loss

Stickley, Amanda P. (2013) Vulnerability held not to be pre-requisite for establishing a duty of care in claims of pure economic Loss. Queensland Lawyer, 33(4), pp. 246-250.

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Abstract

Case note Apache Energy Ltd v Alcoa of Australia Ltd (No 2) [2013]

In 2011, headlines were made when Alcoa sued Apache Energy and its partners for $158 million, a loss it claimed was a consequence of Apache Energy failing to adequately inspect and maintain the gas pipelines that supplied the gas used by Alcoa in its business. As the loss was not a consequence of any property damage or injury to Alcoa, the loss is characterised as pure economic loss...

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ID Code: 67085
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Negligence, Pure economic loss, Relational loss
ISSN: 0312-1658
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
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 2013 Thomson Reuters (Australia/NZ)
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2014 01:32
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2014 22:13

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