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Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions from weeks 1 to 5 inclusive and submit these answers.
Is the decision of a national sporting organisation such as the National Rugby League or the Australian Football League to suspend a player for an offence under the laws of the game a rule or a law? Discuss.
Explain the doctrine of binding precedent.
Frank, a football lover, frequently attended games at his local ground. On one occasion the football was kicked into the stand where he was sitting, hitting him on the head and knocking him out of his seat, causing him to break his arm.
Part a) Can Frank sue either the local council or the football club, or both, in negligence for the broken arm that he received? Discuss.
Part b) what defences, if any, could the council or the club raise against Frank’s claim for compensation for the injuries he received, and would they succeed? Discuss.
Explain what is meant by the expression ‘vicarious liability’, and describe what needs to be established in order for the plaintiff to succeed in such an action.
Greta decided that it was time to sell her car. However, she was not certain of its value and so, when she advertised the car, she left out the price. When Sam responded to the advertisement, he asked for the price. Greta responded by saying, ‘Oh, I don’t know. I guess a fair price would be around a couple of thousand dollars’. When Sam arrived the following day with $2,000 for the car, Greta told him that she really meant $2500.