Hamamdjian v Lipovac [2019] NSWCA 170 (11 July 2019) (Basten JA at [1]; Leeming JA at [52]; McCallum JA at [53])


Catchwords:


APPEAL – civil – challenge to findings of fact – whether trial judge erred in accepting evidence of defendant – resolution of inconsistencies – absence of independent witnesses – plaintiff bore onus of proof – judge entitled to have regard to inherent implausibility of plaintiff’s case

TORTS – negligence – liability for motor accident – vehicles travelling in adjoining lanes – liability dependent on whether defendant travelling straight ahead from right turn only lane