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dc.contributor.authorLatu, Alex
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Stephen
dc.date.available2021-08-18T01:38:03Z
dc.date.copyright2020-11
dc.identifier.citationAlex Latu and Stephen Young "Class Actions, Crown Negligence, Immunities and Epidemics on Trial: AG v Strathboss [2020] NZCA 98" (2020) NZLJ 10 368.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn0028-8373
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/12204
dc.description.abstractMight 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. Yet it raises significant and broader issues, such as statutory interpretation of Parliamentary intention, class actions, public authorities, cost-shifting, suing the proper defendant, and border security. Many of those issues cannot be fully analysed here. Given the factual density, the complex legal issues,and the length ofthe High Court and Court of Appeal decisions, this case note briefly summarises the key issues under consideration by the Court of Appealand its findings. As the Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal on broad grounds (Strathboss Kiwifruit Ltd v Attorney-General[2020] NZSC68), we highlight aspects of the decision that require further scrutiny and clarification.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherLexis Advanceen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofNew Zealand Law Journalen_NZ
dc.subjectClass actionsen_NZ
dc.subjectCrown negligenceen_NZ
dc.subjectImmunitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectEpidemicsen_NZ
dc.subjectTorten_NZ
dc.subjectStatutory interpretationen_NZ
dc.subjectParliamentary intentionen_NZ
dc.subjectNZCAen_NZ
dc.subjectCourt of Appealen_NZ
dc.subjectBorder controlen_NZ
dc.subjectCovid-19en_NZ
dc.subjectCoronavirusen_NZ
dc.subjectKiwifruiten_NZ
dc.titleClass Actions, Crown Negligence, Immunities and Epidemics on Trial: AG v Strathboss [2020] NZCA 98en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2021-08-18T00:52:57Z
otago.schoolOtago University / Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.relation.volume10en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage372en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage368en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
dc.rights.statementRights Statement: This version in OUR Archive is the author's manuscript accepted for publication after peer-review. The published version is: Latu, A., Young, S. (2020). Class Actions, Crown Negligence, Immunities and Epidemics on Trial: AG v Strathboss [2020] NZCA 98. New Zealand Law Journal, 10, 368-372.en_NZ
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