Commonwealth Life Assurance Society Ltd v Smith

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
Neutral Citation[1938] HCA 2,1938-0214 HCA A
Date1938
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19 cases
  • Williams v Spautz
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • Invalid date
  • Rogers v R
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • Invalid date
  • Beckett v New South Wales
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 8 May 2013
    ...or innocence of the criminal charge is not an issue in the action for malicious prosecution. The exception, allowed in Commonwealth Life Assurance Society Ltd v Smith2 on the authority of Davis v Gell 3, requires the plaintiff to prove his or her innocence at the trial of the civil action ......
  • D'orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 10 March 2005
    ...(2001) 207 CLR 562. 116Davis v Gell (1924) 35 CLR 275; Sharp v Biggs (1932) 48 CLR 81; Commonwealth Life Assurance Society Ltd v Smith (1938) 59 CLR 527. 117Sirros v Moore [1975] QB 118; Rajski v Powell (1987) 11 NSWLR 118Cabassi v Vila (1940) 64 CLR 130. 119Munster v Lamb (1883) 11 QBD 588......
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