Harriton v Stephens

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
JudgeGummow J,Gleeson CJ,Kirby J,Hayne J,Callinan J,Heydon J
Judgment Date09 May 2006
Neutral Citation2006-0509 HCA A,[2006] HCA 15
CourtHigh Court
Docket NumberS229/2005
Date09 May 2006
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40 cases
  • Waller v James
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 9 May 2006
    ...should be upheld. Each of the appeals should be dismissed with costs. 1 Waller (by his tutor Waller) v James (2004) 59 NSWLR 694 . 2 [2006] HCA 15 3 Regarding the shortcomings in the label ‘wrongful life’ see Harriton [2006] HCA 15 at [8]–[13]. 4 Harriton [2006] HCA 15 at [71]–[72]. 5 ......
  • H v Fetal Assessment Centre
    • South Africa
    • Invalid date
    ...Regulatory Authority and Others 2007 (4) SA 395 (CC) (2007 (4) BCLR 339; [2006] ZACC 23): referred to. Australia H Harriton v Stephens (2006) 226 CLR 52 ((2006) 226 ALR 391; (2006) 80 ALJR 791; [2006] HCA 15): considered. Czech Republic Case 1 (Olomouc High Court, case No 192/2008): referre......
  • Tabet v Gett
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 21 April 2010
    ...215 CLR 1 at 30–31 [64]–[65]. 55 Sullivan v Moody (2001) 207 CLR 562 at 579–581 [50]–[55]; [2001] HCA 59; Harriton v Stephens (2006) 226 CLR 52 at 123 [242]–[243]; [2006] HCA 56 (1994) 179 CLR 332 . 57 (1994) 179 CLR 332 at 364. 58 (1999) 197 CLR 269 at 278 [29]; [1999] HCA 22. 59 (19......
  • Lewis v Australian Capital Territory
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 5 August 2020
    ...(2003) 215 CLR 1 at 15 [23], quoting Crofter Hand Woven Harris Tweed Co Ltd v Veitch [1942] AC 435 at 442. 32 Harriton v Stephens (2006) 226 CLR 52 at 104 [168], 126 [251], 130-131 [264]–[265]. 33 Haines v Bendall (1991) 172 CLR 60 at 63. 34 Sellars v Adelaide Petroleum NL (1994) 179 CLR 33......
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2 firm's commentaries
  • A statutory right to wrongful life compensation? Toombes v Mitchell (UK)
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 3 June 2021
    ...therefore seek to have the matter considered by the England and Wales Court of Appeal. Footnotes 1 Harriton v Stephens (2006) 226 CLR 52; 226 ALR 391; [2006] HCA 15; 2 www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1976/28. 3 www.lawcom.gov.uk/project/report-on-injuries-to-unbornchildren/. 4 Toombes v Mitche......
  • Obstetrics and Women's Health
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 7 April 2010
    ...or to be a 'comparable healthy person' would be impossible and implicitly denigrates the value of human existence: Harriton v Stephens [2006] HCA 15. However, an action can be brought for 'wrongful birth' when a child is born (healthy or not) due to the consequence of the negligence of a do......
13 books & journal articles
  • THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INTERESTS
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2015, December 2015
    • 1 December 2015
    ...violation of the sanctity of life.” In a similar vein, see the judgment of Hayne J in the High Court of Australia in Harriton v Stephens(2006) 226 ALR 391. Hayne J opined (at [171]) that the only way to conclude that a disabled or abnormal claimant had suffered damage would be through a com......
  • THE PROMISE OF UNIVERSALITY
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2013, December 2013
    • 1 December 2013
    ...envisioned by the Act, to the detriment of their clients, without the latter having some form of recourse). 194 (2001) 207 CLR 562. 195 (2006) 226 CLR 52. 196 (2003) 212 CLR 511. 197 (2007) 230 CLR 22. 198 (2004) 217 CLR 469. 199255 NY 170 (1931) 200Ultramares Corp v Touche, Niven & Co255 N......
  • The legal and commercial frameworks
    • United Kingdom
    • Construction Law. Volume I - Third Edition
    • 13 April 2020
    ...Sumito [2013] SGCA 44 at [126]; Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd v Yee Boong Hua [2018] SGCA 44 at [180]–[182]. 88 Harriton v Stephens (2006) 226 CLR 52 at [163], per Hayne J. 89 Craig v South Australia (1995) 184 CLR 163 at 175–176. 90 he subject of appeals is discussed in more detail in Ch......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Torts. Sixth Edition
    • 25 June 2020
    ...Ct) ..................... 64 Harrison v Carswell (1975), [1976] 2 SCR 200, 62 DLR (3d) 68 ........321, 322, 324 Harriton v Stephens, [2006] HCA 15 ................................................................. 166 Haskett v Equifax Canada Ltd [2003] OJ No 771, 169 OAC 201 (CA).......... ......
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