October 29, 2014 | 0 viewsDealer in winning $200k hand

Part of the work of a roulette dealer is to gather chips used by gamblers and sort them into stacks by colour. In 2004, Lidija Romig was a part-time roulette dealer at Brisbane’s Treasury Casino. She had worked in the job for nine years. On a Friday night in September the 51-yr-old Slovenian born croupier […]

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October 28, 2014 | 0 viewsTree litigation booming in Qld

The Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividng Fences and Trees) Act places responsibility on a “tree-keeper” to ensure that their neighbour’s property is not affected so as to cause “substantial, ongoing and unreasonable interferences with the use and enjoyment of neighbouring land.” The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has the power to issue orders coverings overhanging branches, […]

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October 27, 2014 | 0 viewsFire service liability case goes to appeal

The blaze at the Narangba chemical plant in August 2005 was the biggest and fiercest most of the fire officers had seen. It destroyed the factory and several warehouse buildings. Twelve fire crews attended streaming massive quantities of water into the inferno. The water combined with the chemicals to precipitate an environmental catastrophe not only […]

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October 9, 2014 | 174 viewsOrder up, Big Mac makes meal of $1.4 mil rebate fight

According to the terms of their Agreement to Lease, McDonald’s were due to be returned their cost of construction when their  Benalla restaurant opened its doors in December 2007 shortly after the landlord had already received an advance from Bendigo Bank to repay the chain’s build costs. The lease that was finally signed in February 2008 – in the […]

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October 5, 2014 | 117 viewsBroadbeach bottleshop in lease option win

Although commercial leases commonly require a renewal option to be exercised within a specific period prior to an expiry date, a provision specifying its exercise at least six months before but not more than nine months prior, may well trip up an inattentive tenant. That’s what occurred to a Broadbeach bottleshop tenant whose lease expired […]

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