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Updated 28 March 2017

 

Case Number

SC 1/2017

Case Name

Malcolm Edward Rabson as Trustee of the Malcolm Rabson Family Trust v Ian Bruce Shepherd and Christine Margaret Dunphy

Summary

Civil Appeal – Court of Appeal (Civil) Rules 2005, r 43(2) – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in declining the application for an extension of time. 

[2016] NZCA 446   CA51/2016

Dates
HC judgment SHEPHARD v RABSON [2015] NZHC 3137  9 December 2015
Judgment appealed from

RABSON AND CRESER AS TRUSTEES OF THE MALCOLM RABSON FAMILITY TRUST v SHEPHARD [2016] NZCA 446    19 September 2016

 

 

Case Number

 SC 2/2017

Case Name

 Donna Michelle Ritchie v Accident Compensation Corporation

Summary

Civil Appeal – Accident Compensation Act 2001, s 110(3) – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its interpretation of s 110(3) of the Accident Compensation Act 2001 –  Whether the Court of Appeal erred in applying McGrath v Accident Compensation Corporation [2011] NZSC 77, [2011] 3 NZLR 733 –  Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its assessment of evidence.    

Dates
HC judgment DONNA RITCHIE V ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CORPORATION [2015] NZHC 2305    23 September 2015
Judgment appealed from

DONNA MICHELLE RITCHIE v ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CORPORATION [2016] NZCA 577   2 December 2016

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Case Number

 SC 3/2017

Case Name

Malcolm Edward Rabson v Linda Gallagher, Malcolm Edward Rabson as Trustee of the Malcolm Rabson Family Trust and Wayne Seymour Chapman as Trustee of the Gallagher-Rabson Family Trust

Summary

Civil Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal was correct to decline the application for clarification of the orders in Rabson v Gallagher [2011] NZCA 669. 

Dates
CA judgment MALCOLM EDWARD RABSON AS TRUSTEE OF THE MALCOLM RABSON FAMILY TRUST V LINDA   GALLAGHER COA CA507/2010   20 December 2011
Judgment appealed from

RABSON AS TRUSTEE OF THE MALCOLM RABSON FAMILIY TRUST v GALLAGHER [2016] NZCA 584    6 December 2016

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Case Number

 SC 4/2017

Case Name

 Malcolm Edward Rabson v Judicial Conduct Commissioner

Summary

 

Dates
HC judgment appealed from MALCOLM EDWARD RABSON v JUDICIAL CONDUCT COMMISSIONER [2016] NZHC 3162   20 December 2016                                             __
Leave judgment - leave dismissed MALCOLM EDWARD RABSON v JUDICIAL CONDUCT COMMISSIONER [2017] NZSC 39  27 March 2017

 

 

Case Number

 SC 5/2017

Case Name

Gary Owen Burgess v Malley & Co 

Summary

 

HC judgment MALLEY & CO v BURGESS [2016] NZHC 907    5 May 2016
Judgment appealed from BURGESS v MALLEY & CO [2016] NZCA 585   6 December 2016
Leave judgment - leave dismissed GARY OWEN BURGESS v MALLEY & CO [2017] NZSC 38   27 March 2017

 

 

Case Number

 SC 6/2017

Case Name

 David Keith Silby v New Zealand Police

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Criminal Procedure Act 2011, s 237 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in declining leave to bring a second appeal against conviction and sentence in respect of offences under the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004.

Dates
HC judgment SILBY v NEW ZEALAND POLICE [2016] NZHC 162   15 February 2016
Judgment appealed from

SILBY v NEW ZEALAND POLICE [2016] NZCA 592  9 December 2016

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Case Number

SC 7/2017 

Case Name

Hyun Su Park v Joong Song Kwak and Hye Sook Kwak, Andrew J Steele and Jarred Scott, Tim J Rainey and Jonathan Wood

Summary

Civil Appeal – Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act 2006, ss 93 and 95 – Whether the High Court and Court of Appeal erred in their approach to a second appeal under the Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Act.
 

Dates

A The application is dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
B Costs of $2,500 are awarded to the third respondents.              
9 February 2017

HC judgment KWAK & ANOR v PARK [2016] NZHC 530    24 March 2016
Judgment appealed from

PARK v KWAK & ANOR [2016] NZCA 574   8 December 2016 not available online  _

Leave judgment

HYUN SU PARK v JOONG SONG KWAK AND HYE SOOK KWAK [2017] NZSC 2  9 February 2017

 

 

Case Number

 SC 8/2017

Case Name

Nicholas David Wright v Vijay Bhosale and Attorney-General 

Summary

Civil Appeal – New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, ss 21, 23 and 24(a) –Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding there was no breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its assessment of the intention required to obtain exemplary damages. 

Dates
HC judgment WRIGHT v BHOSALE & ANOR [2016] NZHC 3367   21 December 2015
Judgment appealed from

WRIGHT v BHOSALE & ANOR [2016] NZCA 593  9 December 2016

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Case Number

SC 9/2017 

Case Name

 Chatfield & Co Limited v Commissioner of Inland Revenue

Summary

 

Dates
HC judgment CHATFIELD & CO LTD v COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE [2015] NZHC 2099    1 September 2015
Judgment appealed from

CHATFIELD & CO LTD v COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE [2016] NZCA 614   16 December 2016

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Case Number

SC 10/2017 

Case Name

Craig Duthie and Kirsten Taylor-Ruiterman, and DRK Chartered Accountants Limited v Denise Michelle Roose, and Denise Developments Limited, and DMR Development Limited

Summary

 

Dates
HC judgment ROOSE v DUTHIE [2015] NZHC 2035   27 August 2015
Judgment appealed from

ROOSE v DUTHIE [2016] NZCA 600     15 December 2016

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Case Number

 SC 11/2017

Case Name

 F v The Queen

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Resource Management Act 1991, s 332 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its interpretation of the inspection powers conferred by s 332 – Whether evidence against the applicants was lawfully obtained despite the absence of a search warrant

Dates

Judgment released. Details, including result, are suppressed until final disposition of trial.                                                                       

8 March 2017

HC judgment not available - suppression orders
Judgment appealed from

not available - suppression orders 

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Case Number

SC 12/2017 

Case Name

Kathryn Anne Harlen v Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development

Summary

Civil Appeal – Social Security Act 1964, s 86 – Whether the High Court erred in its view of the Chief Executive’s discretion to decline to recover benefit overpayments.

Dates
HC judgment HARLEN v CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT [2015] NZHC 2663   29 October 2015 not available

 

 

Case Number

 SC 13/2017

Case Name

 Mark David Chisnall v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections

Summary

Civil Appeal – Public Safety (Public Protections Orders) Act 2014, s 8 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in the formulation of a threshold test for the granting of a public protection orders.   

Dates
HC judgment CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS v CHISNALL [2016] NZHC 796     26 April 2016
Judgment appealed from

CHISNALL v CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2016] NZCA 620    19 December 2016

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Case Number

 SC 14/2017

Case Name

Ronnie Joseph de Wys and Penelope Helen Louisa de Wys v The Commissioner of Police

Summary

 

Dates
HC judgment The Commissioner of Police v de Wys [2015] NZHC 540    24 March 2015
Judgment appealed from

COMMISSIONER OF POLICE v DE WYS [2016] NZCA 634    21 December 2016

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Case Number

 SC 15/2017

Case Name

 Mateo Melina Nixon v The Queen

Summary

 Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the applicant’s conviction appeal – Whether the applicant’s sentence was adequately reduced.

Dates
DC judgment THE QUEEN v NIXON [2015] NZDC 16756 not available
Judgment appealed from

 NIXON V R [2016] NZCA 589   9 December 2016

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Case Number

SC 16/2017 

Case Name

 Richard Lyall Genge v Superintendent of Christchurch Men's Prison

Summary

 

Dates
Judgment appealed from

GENGE v SUPERINTENDENT OF CHRISTCHURCH MENʼS PRISON [2017] NZHC 20 [19 January 2017]

Leave judgment - leave dismissed

GENGE v SUPERINTENDENT OF CHRISTCHURCH MENʼS PRISON [2017] NZSC 40    28 March 2017

 

 

 

Case Number

 SC 17/2017

Case Name

Rhys Richard (Ngahiwi) Warren v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections

Summary

Civil Appeal – Public Safety (Public Protections Orders) Act 2014, s 8 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in the formulation of a threshold test for the granting of a public protection orders.   

Dates

The application for leave to appeal is dismissed.                              

2 March 2017

Judgment appealed from

RHYS RICHARD (NGAHIWI) WARREN V CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2017] NZHC 12    17 January 2017

Leave judgment - leave dismissed

RHYS RICHARD (NGAHIWI) WARREN v THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2017] NZSC 20          2 March 2017

 

 

Case Number

 SC 18/2017

Case Name

 B v ALA

Summary

Civil Appeal – Whether the Employment Court erred in its application of confidentiality provisions in a settlement agreement.

Dates
Employment Court decision

ITE v ALA NZEmpC AUCKLAND [2016] NZEmpC 42 [15 April 2016]

Judgment appealed from

 B v ALA [2016] NZCA 385 [10 August 2016]

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Case Number

 SC 19/2017

Case Name

Malcolm Edward Rabson v Judicial Conduct Commissioner

Summary

 

Dates
Judgment appealed from

MALCOLM EDWARD RABSON v JUDICIAL CONDUCT COMMISSIONER [2016] NZHC 2539   25 October 2016

Leave judgment

 

 

 

Case Number

 SC 20/2017

Case Name

Ram Chander Dahiya v Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Summary

Civil Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the applicant’s appeal for an extension of time. 

Dates
Judgment appealed from

DAHIYA v CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE MINISTRY OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT [2016] NZCA 546    22 November 2016

Leave judgment

DAHIYA v CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE MINISTRY OF BUSINESS INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT [2016] NZHC 1217 [8 June 2016] 

 

 

Case Number

 SC 21/2017

Case Name

Malcolm Edward Rabson v Judicial Conduct Commissioner

Summary

 

Dates
Judgment appealed from

RABSON v JUDICIAL CONDUCT COMMISSIONER [2017] NZCA 44 [6 March 2017]

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Case Number

 SC 22/2017

Case Name

 R v The Queen

Summary

 

Dates

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of retrial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.


20 March 2017

Judgment appealed from

 suppression

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Case Number

 SC 23/2017

Case Name

Anna Elizabeth Osborne and Sonya Lynne Rockhouse v Worksafe New Zealand and District Court at Wellington

Summary

 

Dates
High Court judgment OSBORNE & OR v WORKSAFE NZ & OR [2015] NZHC 2991  27 November 2015
Judgment appealed from

OSBORNE & ROCKHOUSE v WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND [2017] NZCA 11  16 February 2017

 

 

Case Number

 SC 24/2017

Case Name

N v Bupa Care Services (New Zealand) Limited

Summary

 

Dates
High Court judgment N v BUPA CARE SERVICES (NEW ZEALAND) LTD [2017] NZHC 499 [17 March 2017]
Judgment appealed from

 

 

 

Case Number

 SC 25/2017

Case Name

Clarence John Faloon v The Commissioner of Inland Revenue and The Official Assignee

Summary

 

Dates
High Court judgment COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE v CLARENCE JOHN FALOON [2016] NZHC 760   14 April 2016
Judgment appealed from

FALOON v COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE [2016] NZCA 537  11 November 2016

 

 

Case Number

 SC 26/2017

Case Name

Wellington International Airport Limited v New Zealand Airline Pilots' Association Industrial Union of Workers Incorporated and Director of Civil Aviation

Summary

 

Dates
High Court judgment NEW ZEALAND AIRLINE PILOTSʼ ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL UNION OF WORKERS INCORPORATED v DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION [2016] NZHC 1528 6 July 2016
Judgment appealed from

NEW ZEALAND AIR LINE PILOTSʼ ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL UNION OF WORKERS INCORPORATED V DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION [2017] NZCA 27 28 February 2017

 

 

Case Number

 SC 27/2017

Case Name

Alan Ivo Greer v The Queen 

Summary

 

Dates
High Court judgment R v GREER [2014] NZHC 2364     26 September 2014
Judgment appealed from

GREER v R [2016] NZCA 630   21 December 2016