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Latest from Blumers Radio – Noor Blumer talks to 2CC

By |July 9th, 2014|Blog posts|

Markus and Noor talk about the David Eastman enquiry and the recommendation to quash the murder conviction and Noor explained the options the Supreme Court has and the possibility of compensation. A Canberra Court fine of two companies over the death of a worker was reviewed. Noor and Markus discussed the ACT budget which included some measures to reduce crime rates in the territory, and touched on the introduction of the new mental health facility and how that will help keeping the mentally ill out of jails. […]

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No Contributory Negligence Despite Driving in the Middle of the Road

By |July 7th, 2014|Legal News|

  $722,687 was awarded in May to a Goulburn mechanic and truck driver injured in a crash in 2009, despite driving in the middle of the road. The crash occurred on an isolated road on the boundary between ACT and NSW, when two vehicles crested a hill and hit almost head on. The plaintiff, Jonathon Aitkenhead, received injuries to his back and neck, from the “offset” head on collision with the another vehicle. The defendant in the matter admitted a breach of duty of care, but claimed contributory negligence by Aitkenhead. […]

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Blumers Radio – Bill Redpath 2CC

By |July 2nd, 2014|Blog posts|

Markus and Bill discuss a Belconnen man accused of robbing a south side service station with a makeshift spear and touched on the David Eastman charge to declare the Director of Public Prosecutions Office a vexatious litigant. Markus reviewed a case of a man who was charged with conspiracy after he rode a push-bike to commit a robbery on a Woolworth’s and Bill explained different kinds of robbery charges. Bill talked about the Canberra Construction Company Director who is the first senior manager to be charged in relation to an employee’s death on the workplace, and Markus relayed some quirky laws. […]

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Jennifer Newman – 2CC

By |May 21st, 2014|Blumers Radio Segments|

Jennifer Newman from Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers Joins 2CC Canberra’s Markus Paul. Markus and Jennifer reviewed a news story of a convicted pedophile arrested for child offenses again and was possibly working for a company making deliveries to school, with Jennifer taking a strong stand on not commenting before all the facts of the story are known. Markus and Jennifer agreed that head-butting in a rugby game is not a risk that the players have assumed, after a local rugby union player injured another player who is now a quadriplegic. A woman who claims to have received an electric shock on the job while using her mouse is an example of the importance of documenting everything in an injury, and the importance of etiquette in court was made clear by a man shouting in court about disagreeing with what was being said about him. Transcript Jennifer Newman – 2CC Jennifer Newman from Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers Joins 2CC Canberra’s Markus Paul. Announcer: On Canberra Live with Markus Paul, Legal Advice, from Blumers Lawyers. Markus: Step right up, it’s Jennifer joining us this afternoon. Jen Newman from Blumers. Nice to have your company, Jen. Jennifer: Thank you, always lovely to be here. Markus: Now, as you might have heard at the start of the program, I have my cranky pants on because I’m so utterly disgusted that a fellow who’s been convicted previously for child offenses, is on the child protection register until the year 2020, but today finds himself again before another magistrate, another court in Goulburn, again, allegedly indecently assaulting a 16-year-old child. Now there’s much more to the story, which we will get to later today in Canberra Live. But I just wanted to maybe just get, I know as a lawyer you need to remain very cautious. […]

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Noor Blumer chats to Markus Paul from 2CC Canberra

By |May 9th, 2014|Blumers Radio Segments|

Noor Blumer from Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers Canberra Join 2CC’s Marcus Paul. Marcus chats with Noor Blumer about grandparents’ rights and the importance of continued communication after a divorce of the parents. Noor explained the things that are considered by the court before sentencing. Law Week is coming up and Noor told about some free events that the audience can attend, including information on wills and power of attorney. Transcript Noor Blumers chats to Markus Paul from 2CC Canberra Noor Blumer from Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers Canberra Join 2CC’s Marcus Paul, Noor discusses family divorce and the rights of grandparents, wills and the ACT Law Society. Speakers: Markus Paul and Noor Blumer Announcer: On Canberra Live with Markus Paul, Legal Advice, from Blumers Lawyers. Markus: I’m very happy to say that Noor Blumer joins me this afternoon. Hello! Noor: Hello, Markus! Markus: It’s nice to see you. Noor: Yes, it’s our first time together, I think. Markus: It is and I’m very excited about it. Now, let’s get stuck into, I guess something that a lot of people unfortunately have to get into, it is family law and divorce. Increasingly there are more and more divorced grandparents in Australia. […]

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Bill Redpath chats to Marcus Paul from 2CC Canberra

By |May 5th, 2014|Blumers Radio Segments|

Markus and Bill Redpath review some guidelines used when bail is assigned or denied; and a general overview of children’s court, as well as the definition of culpable driving as a criminal matter. Bill answered a caller’s question regarding whether if an employee is being investigated by the police, whether the police can include the employee’s employer in the investigation. Markus and Bill discussed the recent case before the Court of Appeals to review the length of sentencing a man had received for killing a security guard. Transcript Bill Redpath chats to Marcus Paul from 2CC Canberra Bill Redpath from Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers Canberra joins 2CC’s Marcus Paul. Speakers: Markus Paul and Bill Redpath Announcer: On Canberra Live with Markus Paul, Legal Advice, from Blumers Lawyers. Markus: You can also give us a call if you’re in trouble with the law, or maybe you’re not in trouble and you just want some general advice. Bill Redpath from Blumers is in the studio. G’day, Bill. Bill: G’day. Markus: It’s nice to see you. Bill: And you. Markus: Very good now. What about this teenager accused of exposing himself to a 13-year-old girl in our North. He’s been denied bail today, I’ve noticed, in the children’s court. In what circumstances does a court normally deny bail? […]

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Employer Liable on two counts and carpenter gets over $700,000

By |March 23rd, 2014|Blog posts|

  CCB (ACT) Pty Ltd, trading as Construction Control has been found negligent for not providing a safe system of work, and is also responsible (vicariously) for the negligence of one of its employees. Blair Robert Kennedy, a sub-foreman working at a Canberra Airport construction site in August 2008 was run over by a machine known as a ‘telehandler’, which was estimated to weigh 8 tonnes. Represented by Blumers Personal Injury Lawyers, he was awarded $701,500 in the ACT Supreme Court presided over by Master Harper on 12 March 2014. Mr Kennedy was guiding a load of about 40 two metre steel rods being carried by the telehandler to its destination 800 metres away. Although this practice was common at this workplace, and no other major accidents had occurred, it was described as a time bomb by an expert ergonomist. Mr Kennedy was walking in front of the machine, an ‘all-terrain machine with a telescopic boom fitted with a lifting attachment’, or something like an all-purpose tractor, making sure the load didn’t swing, when he tripped on uneven ground. The machine ran over and rested on his foot, ankle and shin. Mr Kennedy described his foot as looking like a ‘burst sausage on a barbecue’ when he removed his boot. His injury is likely to require surgery to fuse joints in the future, and has made his continued work as a carpenter difficult. As a sub-foreman Mr Kennedy had been earning good money, over $100,000 per year, when working for Construction Control. The award of over $700,000 was largely to compensate him for loss of his earning capacity into the future. Several medical costs and some costs of care were also included. […]

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Woman awarded 4.2 million dollars 8 years after car accident

By |March 23rd, 2014|Blog posts|

    Jessica Irene Hulanicki suffered head injuries in a car crash in Latham, now 8 years ago. Jessica sought damages for the effects of her injuries in the ACT Supreme Court, as plaintiff by her next friend, who was her mother, Helen Irene Hulanicki. His Honour, Justice Burns, awarded damages of $4.23 million and released his ‘Reasons for Judgement’ on 7 March 2014. The defendant, Clare Louise Walton, was driving in Latham, ACT, on March 6, 2006 when she disobeyed a traffic light, entered the intersection of Ginninderra and Kingsford Smith Drives, and collided with Ms Hulanicki’s Suzuki Swift. The impact sent the Suzuki crashing heavily into a light pole, and caused severe brain injury to Ms Hulanicki. The defendant admitted liability but argued about the amount to be awarded. The defendant contested the severity of the long term effects of Jessica Hulanicki’s brain injury, her level of competence to look after her own affairs and requirement for ongoing care, and argued her career prospects prior to the accident were lower than the plaintiff submitted. The plaintiff was seeking to appoint a trustee to manage her financial affairs, and an assumption of diminishing capability was built into calculations for damages. A legal incapacity to represent herself is embedded in the plaintiff’s case, as her mother was acting as Jessica’s ‘next friend’. […]

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$4.6 million award to Quadraplegic injured in Dangerous Recreational Activity

By |March 8th, 2014|Legal News|

    Ben Ackland, on a student outing in 2009, suffered severe spinal injuries while playing on an amusement known as a ‘jumping pillow’. He has been quadriplegic since that day. Justice Burns in the ACT Supreme Court ruled that while Ackland was performing “inverted manoeuvres”, and therefore dangerous recreational activity, the obvious risk was that he might suffer minor, not catastrophic injury. He awarded Ackland $4,626,241.84. Defendants, Patrick and Michael Stewart and Beryl Vickery, who were proprietors of Green Valley Farm at the time, argued that Ben Ackland was consciously engaging in a dangerous recreational activity with obvious risks and had therefore contributed negligently to his own injury. Thus, they were not liable for his injuries, they argued. […]

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Mother Sues Club for Son’s Murder Suicide

By |February 14th, 2014|Blog posts|

    An unusual case has been brought by the mother of a now deceased National Football League (NFL) footballer against his football club in the United States of America. The mother of the late Jovan Belcher, Cheryl Shepherd, is suing the Kansas City Chiefs Football Club for damages caused by ‘wrongful death’, after her son shot his girlfriend nine times before driving himself to his team’s practice ground and shooting himself in in his right temple in front of staff on 1 December 2012. Before he shot himself he thanked his Coach and the General Manager of the Kansas City Chiefs for the opportunity to play for them. Ms Shepherd claims her son was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy as a result of undiagnosed and untreated concussions suffered as a linebacker for the team. The results of concussion have been much discussed in the USA lately, as they have been in Australian Rules Football (AFL) and National Rugby League (NRL) in Australia. In January 2014 a US Federal Judge rejected a $765,000,000 concussion settlement between the NFL and 4,500 retired players because she was concerned that the amount may not adequately provide for these and subsequent retired players. Belcher’s body has been exhumed a year after his death in order to examine whether there was evidence of degeneration caused by concussion. As his body was embalmed and his casket buried below the frost line, it is hoped his brain has been preserved sufficiently for the examination. Family and friends contend that Belcher was convinced he had suffered concussions during his last year, and had suffered mood swings, explosive behaviour, and periods of confusion and depression. […]

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