Update: Oz high court reverses sex-injury comp award

by Walter Olson on November 3, 2013

“A government worker injured during motel sex on a business trip is not entitled to workers’ compensation, Australia’s highest court has ruled.” [Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Journal, earlier on Australian workers' comp]


1 Boblipton 11.03.13 at 9:56 am

This article raises the question of whether the Australian High Court rules only on matters of law or if they also examine the evidence.


2 Malcolm 11.03.13 at 6:03 pm

This story has be titillating us for a long time here in Australia. I can’t imagine anybody except a lawyer who would disagree with the Hogh Court’s decision in this case.
However, to answer Boblipton’s query, the High Court is capable of examining the evidence, but usually, by the time an appeal reaches it, the facts of a case are agreed upon by both parties, and only issues of law are involved.

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