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Case S81/2015

Correy Fuller-Lyons by his tutor Nita Lyons v. State of New South Wales

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

9/12/2014 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal) (McColl JA, Macfarlan JA & Sackville AJA )

[2014] NSWCA 424


Torts - Negligence – Where the appellant was injured after falling from a moving train which was operated by the respondent – Where the trial judge found that the appellant had fallen from the doors of the train as a consequence of the respondent?s negligence – Where the Court of Appeal reversed this finding based on the possibility of other hypothetical occurrences – Whether the Court of Appeal was entitled reject the findings of the trial judge based on these other possibilities.

Short Particulars


17/04/2015 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

29/04/2015 Notice of appeal

01/05/2015 Written submissions (Appellant)

01/05/2015 Chronology (Appellant)

15/05/2015 Written submissions (Respondent)

20/05/2015 Reply

18/06/2015 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

02/09/2015 Judgment (Judgment summary)