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(Dis)Proportionate liability: A critical analysis of Australia's proportionate liability regimes

Hutcheon, Clive (2011) (Dis)Proportionate liability: A critical analysis of Australia's proportionate liability regimes. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

Proportionate liability has been enacted throughout Australia1 with the objective of limiting a defendant's liability to an amount that represents their role in causing the plaintiff's loss or damage. For some this was a 'laudable idea' 2 that would create parity between community notions of personal responsibility and legal liability. 3 However, the reality is that proportionate liability is exceedingly harsh on plaintiffs and is deeply flawed conceptually…

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Law
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Supervisor(s): Honey, Robyn
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41651
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