Turjman v Stonewall Hotel

On 24 November 2002 the suspended ceiling on the first level of Oxford Street’s Stonewall Hotel collapsed. Eight of the Hotel’s patrons were injured and sued Stonewall, along with a number of other parties, in the New South Wales Supreme Court. Stonewall was successful at first instance on the basis that its conduct was not found to have been causative of the ceiling’s collapse. In Turjman v Stonewall Hotel Pty Ltd [2011] NSWCA 392 the Court of Appeal, upholding the decision at first instance, considered factual causation and the operation of section 5D of the Civil Liability Act 2002.

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