Tag Archives: damages

Bathe is not the same as swim…

You have to feel pretty sorry for the New South Wales couple who thought that they had a winning scratchie ticket. The rules of the ticket were that if the word and the picture matched, the person got the stipulated sum of money: Bale Kuzmanovski felt an ”explosion of elation” when the instant scratchie his […]

Objectively Disordered #ombh

In December the UK coalition government announced that as well as reducing the bill for Disability Living Allowance by 20%, they now intended to abolish the benefit meant to help pay for the additional costs of being disabled and replace it with a harsher ESA-style “Personal Independence Payment”. A foreshortened public consultation over Xmas and […]

Abuse of process and damages claims

In discussions on the DJs sexual harassment case, I have seen a tendency for people to excuse Fraser-Kirk’s $37M claim for punitive damages. The idea seems to be, “Well, they treated her outrageously; why should she not make an outrageous damages claim against them? After all, it’s small change for them.” This post is an […]

David Jones Sexual Harrassment Case Settles

I’ve been watching the David Jones sexual harassment case involving former CEO Mark McInnes and former David Jones publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk with interest, as frequent readers of this blog will know. The case garnered a lot of publicity because Fraser-Kirk’s allegations resulted in McInnes’ resignation, but then Fraser-Kirk proceeded to sue him on a variety […]

Sexual harassment and the law

Personal recollections A long time ago, in the process of applying for Articles, I was sexually harassed by a male partner at a law firm. I think I was, anyway. I hadn’t received a place in the first round of offers, and I’d come to seek feedback on my interview technique. “What would you do […]