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Morgan v Television NZ Ltd (2017) NZHC 2178

In itself, Gareth Morgan’s legal challenge over exclusion from the minor party leaders’ debates was nothing new. In 2005 United Future’s Peter Dunne and Progressives leader Jim Anderton obtained a court order for their inclusion in the TV3 debate, and in 2014 Colin Craig obtained an injunction preventing TV3 from hosting a debate without him. [...]

December 4th, 2017|Categories: Legal Developments|

Undue influence: the fear of being left out in the cold

A recent case, Round v Round [2017] NZHC 428, has examined the doctrine of undue influence. Generally that doctrine provides that where a contracting party has tainted the other’s consent through undue influence, the contract will not be enforced. A blind, elderly man (E) had been living with his son (M), who was paid $300 [...]

August 4th, 2017|Categories: Legal Developments|Tags: |

Asbestos Regulations

Building owners and occupiers who manage or control a “workplace” have until 4 April 2018 to be fully compliant with the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 (Regulations). The Regulations use the definition of “workplace” provided in section 20 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015:        a workplace— means [...]

August 4th, 2017|Categories: Legal Developments|Tags: , |