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Firm PI 1 Limited v Zurich Australian Insurance Limited and Body Corporate 398983

Firm PI 1 Limited v Zurich Australian Insurance Limited and Body Corporate 398983 SC 141/2013 Civil Appeal – Insurance – Earthquake Commission Act 1993 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that the clause in the insurance policy providing that the respondent’s liability would be limited to the amount of loss in excess of the cover und…

Khyentse Rinpoche Lama v Ross Hope and others

Khyentse Rinpoche Lama v Ross Hope and others SC 48/2006 Civil – religious purpose trust – lay trustees to be supervised by Karmapa (head of Karma Kagyu School of Buddhism) – appellant, not a trustee, appointed by Karmapa as spiritual director – longstanding, international dispute within School over identity of…

Tasman Orient Line CV v New Zealand China Clays Limited and others

Tasman Orient Line CV v New Zealand China Clays Limited and others SC 39/2009 Civil appeal – application of the Protocol to Amend the International Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to Bills of Lading (“the Hague-Visby Rules”) to a grounding of a ship owned by the appellant – whether by reason of the conduct …
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Peter Michael Connolly v The Queen

Peter Michael Connolly v The Queen SC 4/2007 Criminal – Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1967 – trial Judge awarded costs to defendants acquitted on charges of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering brought by Serious Fraud Office – Court of Appeal majority held that High Court Judge had erred in fai…

Damon John Exley v The Queen

Damon John Exley v The Queen SC 71/2007 Criminal – appeal against sentence – applicant sentenced to preventive detention – Court of Appeal dismissed appeal against sentence – whether Court of Appeal erred in not considering whether New Zealand regime of preventive detention is in breach of t…

Minister of Fisheries and The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Fisheries v Antons Trawling Limited, Esperance Fishing Co Limited and Orneagan Developments Limited

Minister of Fisheries and The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Fisheries v Antons Trawling Limited, Esperance Fishing Co Limited and Orneagan Developments Limited SC 84/2007 Summary Civil – appeal from a Court of Appeal decision which granted interim relief to the Respondents against a decision, of the Minister of Fisheries, to reduce the Total Allowable Catch/Total Allowable Commercial Catch for an Orange Roughy fish stoc…

Glenn Roderick Holland v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections

Glenn Roderick Holland v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections SC 136/2016 Criminal Appeal – Parole Act 2002, pt 1A – Extended supervision order – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its interpretation of the Parole Act 2002 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its assessment of the gravity of the offending – Whether the Cour…
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RJL v The Queen

RJL v The Queen SC 28/2014 Criminal Appeal – Evidence Act 2006, s 122(2)(e) – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in deciding that the District Court Judge was entitled to decline to give a warning under s 122(2)(e) of the Evidence Act 2006 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in upho…

North Shore City Council v The Attorney-General

North Shore City Council v The Attorney-General SC 77/2010 Civil – Duty of care – Whether Building Industry Authority owed a duty of care to the Council in connection with 1995 review of Council’ s building regulatory operations and functions under Building Act 1991 – Whether case so untenable to justify striki…