Harriton v Stephens

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
CourtHigh Court
JudgeGleeson CJ,Gummow J,Kirby J,Hayne J,Callinan J,Heydon J,Crennan J
Judgment Date09 May 2006
Neutral Citation2006-0509 HCA A,[2006] HCA 15
Date09 May 2006
Docket NumberS229/2005
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29 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 ......
  • Certain Lloyd's Underwriters Subscribing to Contract No IH00AAQS v Cross
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 12 December 2012
    ...and Gummow JJ; Newcastle City Council v GIO General Ltd (1997) 191 CLR 85 at 99 per Toohey, Gaudron and Gummow JJ; [1997] HCA 53. 108 Harriton v Stephens (2006) 226 CLR 52 at 93–94 [134]–[135] per Kirby J; [2006] HCA 15; Roads and Traffic Authority (NSW) v Dederer (2007) 234 CLR 330 at 40......
  • Imbree v McNeilly; McNeilly v Imbree
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 28 August 2008
    ...2 SCR 753 at 794–796 [71]–[75] per Cory J. 195 (1987) 164 CLR 1. See also eg Harriton v Stephens (2006) 226 CLR 52 at 95–96 [139]–[140]; [2006] HCA 15. 196Cotogno v Lamb (No 3) (1986) 5 NSWLR 559 at 197Lamb (1987) 164 CLR 1 at 11. 198Lamb (1987) 164 CLR 1 at 12; cf Gray v Motor Accident Com......
  • Magill v Magill
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • 9 November 2006
    ...here lie at the frontiers of tortious liability, as they did in Tame v New South Wales31, Cattanach v Melchior32 and Harriton (by her Tutor George Harriton) v Stephens33. The treatment by this Court of the issues presented on those appeals illustrates the wisdom, when placed at a frontier, ......
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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......
2 books & journal articles
  • New Forms of Damage in Negligence
    • United Kingdom
    • The Modern Law Review Nbr. 70-1, January 2007
    • 1 January 2007
    ...MR; Hunter vCanaryWharf L td [1996] 2WLR 348, 365^367per Pil l LJ;WvHome O⁄ce [1997]Imm AR 302,312 per LordWoolf MR. InHarriton vStephens [2006] HCA15, HayneJ speci¢cally commented (at [161]) thatthe question ofwhat wasrecognised as actionable damage in negligence was‘separate and distinct ......
  • TREATING CHANCE CONSISTENTLY: RECASTING THE APPROACH TO CAUSATION AND DAMAGE IN NEGLIGENCE.
    • Australia
    • Melbourne University Law Review Vol. 42 Nbr. 3, August 2019
    • 1 April 2019
    ...Review 389, 389, 393 ('Part 2: The Relationship between Damage and Causation'). See also Gregg (n 1) 232 [217] (Baroness Hale). (5) (2006) 226 CLR 52, 126 [251] (Gleeson CJ agreeing at 58 [1]-[2], Gummow J agreeing at 58 [4], Heydon J agreeing at 113 [208]). The Court referred to this state......

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