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High Court decision limits duty of care of publicans and implications for other food suppliers

Published: 16 Dec 2009

By Joe Lederman and Charles Fisher
FoodLegal Lawyers and Consultants
© Lawmedia Pty Ltd, December 2009/January 2010


In a surprise ruling last month, the High Court of Australia has limited the duty owed by publicans to patrons. This article reviews the case and examines the implications of this High Court decision and the wider implications for those who are in the business of serving or manufacturing food and alcohol.


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