McLaren Transport Ltd v Somerville: 1996

(New Zealand) Tipping J discussed the award of exemplary damages: ‘Exemplary damages for negligence causing personal injury may be awarded if, but only if, the level of negligence is so high that it amounts to an outrageous and flagrant disregard for the plaintiff’s safety, meriting condemnation and punishment.’


Tipping J


[1996] 3 NZLR 424


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedA v Bottrill PC 9-Jul-2002
PC (New Zealand) The defendant was a pathologist who carried out cervical smears. His actions were found to be negligent.
Held: The Board considered whether it would be correct to require an additional . .
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Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.242425