‘Tort wars: class actions set to increase as laws wind back’

“In the early to mid-2000s governments throughout Australia introduced reforms restricting rights to claim for negligence. The tort of negligence and other statutory causes of action, including the prohibition on misleading or deceptive conduct, enables a person who is injured by another the right to seek compensation. The reforms were driven by concerns that high compensation claims were unaffordable for society and were increasing insurance premiums …” (more)

[Michael Legg, The Conversation, 3 December]

First posted 2014-12-04 06:32:49

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