Negligence and Intoxication - Has Civil Liability Reform Gone Too Far?
Katter, Norman A. (2006) Negligence and Intoxication - Has Civil Liability Reform Gone Too Far? Deakin Law Review, 11(2).
This paper focuses on two recent appeals before the High Court of Australia involving negligence actions for damages by intoxicated plaintiffs. The analysis of these pre-statutory reform cases, in the light of the new civil liability legislation, suggests that some of the statutory reforms are an overreaction by parliaments, and failed to strike a balance between the legitimate pursuit of compensation where the defendant’s blameworthy conduct has caused damage and the limitation of negligence litigation by an attitudinal change towards personal responsibility for one’s actions and choices and are thereby shifting the loss to the victim where the latter’s conduct has been instrumental in causing its own damage.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||Negligence, Intoxication, Civil, Liability, Reform|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Tort Law (180126)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Civil Law and Procedure (180104)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Deakin Law Review|
|Deposited On:||28 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2011 23:30|
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