Case Collective Episode 5: Stunt clowns, inebriated employees and conformity clauses

Melanie Karibasic

In this episode, BN's Kingsley Grimshaw and Melanie Karibasic discuss a range of interesting cases including a recent Victorian Supreme Court decision which involved a motorbike stunt performer ignoring the warnings of a stunt clown. They also consider the case of an inebriated employee who urinated on a colleague, resulting in consequences for their employer (and others!). Finally, they summarise a significant win for insurers and conformity clauses in the context of yet another COVID-19 business interruption case.

  • Motorbike stunt performed voluntarily assumes risk after disregarding warning from stunt clown – 1:08
  • "Don't bunk drunk" - A drunken employee who urinated on a colleague with consequences for his employer – 4:14
  • Plaintiff fails to establish causation where hospital admits breach of duty caused delayed diagnosis of pancreatic cancer – 6:57
  • Conformity clauses do the heavy lifting for insurers – 15:52

This episode was edited by Audio Advantage.

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