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Nervous shock: Tame v New South Wales and Annetts v Australian Stations Pty Ltd
Torts law journal (2003)
  • Joachim Dietrich
Abstract
A number of legal issues have remained open since the High Court last considered the question of liability in negligence for nervous shock in 1984. In Tame and Annetts, two recent decisions of the court, a number of the outstanding questions were addressed. Specifically, the court considered the issues of whether the 'reasonable foresight' test included a requirement of 'normal fortitude', and whether a claimant needs to establish a 'sudden shock' and a 'direct perception' of the accident or its aftermath.
Keywords
  • nervous shock,
  • liability,
  • negligence
Disciplines
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publisher Statement
Interim status: Citation only.

Dietrich, J. (2003). Nervous shock : Tame v New South Wales and Annetts v Australian Stations Pty Ltd. Torts law journal, 11(1), 11-19.

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Citation Information
Joachim Dietrich. "Nervous shock: Tame v New South Wales and Annetts v Australian Stations Pty Ltd" Torts law journal Vol. 11 Iss. 1 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joachim_dietrich/16/