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In this introductory subject, students examine legal institutions and practices such as law making and interpretation of laws. The law of contract and its place in commercial law, notably the law of the sale of goods, comprise the body of the unit. Other kinds of civil liability such as fault liability are compared. Students examine the economic and political factors which have influenced the development of this law and assess the impact of the law on business and industrial activity. Students are also introduced to the legal structures available for conducting business in Australia.

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In this introductory subject, students examine legal institutions and practices such as law making and interpretation of laws. The law of contract and its place in commercial law, notably the law of the sale of goods, comprise the body of the unit. Other kinds of civil liability such as fault liability are compared. Students examine the economic and political factors which have influenced the development of this law and assess the impact of the law on business and industrial activity. Students are also introduced to the legal structures available for conducting business in Australia.

    Negligent Misstatements, part III

    Negligent Misstatements, part III

    This lecture is on negligent misstatements. It is about liability based on negligence for careless statements made by a person, verbally or in writing, in circumstances where the maker of the statement knew or ought to have known that that recipient of the statement would reasonably rely on it. As in negligence generally, there is no need to establish a contractual relationship between the parties.

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    • 11 min
    Negligent Misstatements, part II

    Negligent Misstatements, part II

    This lecture is on negligent misstatements. It is about liability based on negligence for careless statements made by a person, verbally or in writing, in circumstances where the maker of the statement knew or ought to have known that that recipient of the statement would reasonably rely on it. As in negligence generally, there is no need to establish a contractual relationship between the parties.

    Copyright 2013 Lola Akin Ojelabi / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 20 min
    Negligent Misstatements, part I

    Negligent Misstatements, part I

    This lecture is on negligent misstatements. It is about liability based on negligence for careless statements made by a person, verbally or in writing, in circumstances where the maker of the statement knew or ought to have known that that recipient of the statement would reasonably rely on it. As in negligence generally, there is no need to establish a contractual relationship between the parties.

    Copyright 2013 Lola Akin Ojelabi / La Trobe University, all rights reserved. Contact for permissions.

    • 6 min
    Negligence, part II

    Negligence, part II

    Tort law is introduced and distinguished from crime and contract. Business people may engage in conduct which may amount to civil wrongs for which they may be liable to compensate the victim who has suffered loss. Categories of tort law include negligence, trespass to person and property, detinue, deceit, passing off, nuisance, defamation, negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation and so on. The law of negligence is the focus in this subject.

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    • 19 min
    Negligence, part I

    Negligence, part I

    Tort law is introduced and distinguished from crime and contract. Business people may engage in conduct which may amount to civil wrongs for which they may be liable to compensate the victim who has suffered loss. Categories of tort law include negligence, trespass to person and property, detinue, deceit, passing off, nuisance, defamation, negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation and so on. The law of negligence is the focus in this subject.

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    • 18 min
    Unfair Contract Terms

    Unfair Contract Terms

    This week's lecture is on unconscionable conduct/contracts as provided for under ss 20, 21 and 23 of the ACL. s 20 incorporates common law principles established in Commercial Bank of Australia v Amadio; s 21 targets the conduct of persons in trade or commerce in relation to supply or possible supply and acquisition or possible acquisition of goods or services. It offers no protection to listed companies. s 23 makes void unfair terms in consumer contracts where the contract is a standard form contract.

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    • 12 min

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