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dc.contributor.authorLatu, Alex
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Stephen
dc.identifier.citationLatu, A., & Young, S. (2020). Class Actions, Crown Negligence, Immunities and Epidemics on Trial. New Zealand Law Journal, 368–372.en
dc.descriptionMight the Crown be held liable for permitting the incursion of a contagious disease into New Zealand, resulting in epidemic spread and significant economic loss? Should it be liable? While these questions might attract interest due to New Zealand’s COVID-19 response, and on-going outbreaks related to border controls, the Court of Appeal recently answered this question regarding a bacterial disease (Psa3) affecting kiwifruit in Attorney-General v Strathboss Kiwifruit Ltd [2020] NZCA 98. In Strathboss the Court of Appeal found that the Crown was immune from liability in tort for the spread of the Psa3 bacterium amongst kiwifruit orchards in New Zealand, from 2010. This case is foremost a consideration of Crown immunity in tort, and secondarily an analysis of negligence. As the Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal on broad grounds (Strathboss Kiwifruit Ltd v Attorney-General [2020] NZSC 68), we highlight aspects of the decision that require further scrutiny and clarification.en_NZ
dc.publisherLexis Nexisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofNew Zealand Law Journalen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectClass Actionsen_NZ
dc.subjectCrown Negligenceen_NZ
dc.subjectCrown Immunitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectPublic Authoritiesen_NZ
dc.subjectBorder Controlen_NZ
dc.titleClass Actions, Crown Negligence, Immunities and Epidemics on Trialen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago, Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Only
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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