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Lonergan, Peter William v The trustees of the Sisters of Saint Joseph & Bishop Bird, Paul as the nominated proper defendant in respect of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat [2021] VSC 651

PERSONAL INJURIES
Supreme Court of Victoria
Division: 
Common Law Division
Judge(s): 
Keogh J
Parties: 

Lonergan, Peter William v The trustees of the Sisters of Saint Joseph & Bishop Bird, Paul as the nominated proper defendant in respect of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat

Judgment Date: 
7 October 2021
Catchwords: 

PERSONAL INJURIES - Institutional liability - Allegations of historical sexual abuse of a child by a priest - Allegations of negligence against church and school - Liability admitted - Assessment of damages - Malec v JC Hutton Pty Ltd (1990) 169 CLR 638 - Seltsam Pty Ltd v Ghaleb [2005] NSWCA 208 - Whether compensation paid on earlier claim should be offset against damages - Limitation of Actions Act 1958 (Vic) s 27QE - Interest - Supreme Court Act 1986 (Vic) s 60 - Hardie v Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd (No 2) [2016] VSCA 130.

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