Brighten v Traino [2019] NSWCA 168 (08 July 2019) (Basten JA at [1]; Gleeson JA at [134]; Brereton JA at [136]) - 13wentworthselbornechambers
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Brighten v Traino [2019] NSWCA 168 (08 July 2019) (Basten JA at [1]; Gleeson JA at [134]; Brereton JA at [136])


Catchwords:


EVIDENCE – expert evidence – use of psychometric testing – methodology experimental – lack of explanation justifying acceptance of methodology – plaintiff’s medical evidence discounted on basis of tests indicating plaintiff was disingenuous in answering test questions

TORTS – battery – plaintiff punched in the face – whether intentional act intended to cause injury – Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW), s 3B(1)(a) – whether plaintiff grabbing the back of her assailant’s shirt unlawful – whether assailant acted in self-defence under Civil Liability Act, ss 52-53

TORTS – battery – damages – non-economic loss – causation – whether plaintiff suffered psychological injury – pre-attack psychological history – aggravated damages

TORTS – battery – damages – exemplary damages – effect of criminal conviction and sentence

TORTS – negligence – liability of licensee for battery by third party – whether duty of care owed to patrons outside licensed premises – obligations of licensee under Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) – breach