Judgments of note 2020

[2020] NZEmpC 35 Arachige v Rasier New Zealand Ltd [PDF, 142 KB] (Interlocutory Judgment of Judge J C Holden, 19 March 2020) APPLICATION TO ADJOURN HEARING – COVID-19 travel restrictions prevent defendants from attending hearing – interests of justice require adjournment – adjournment granted.

[2020] NZEmpC 13 Elisara v Allianz New Zealand Ltd [PDF, 223 KB] (Costs Judgment of Judge Chief Judge C Inglis, 26 February 2020) COSTS – costs guideline scale – adjustments made for Calderbank offer – award not reduced for reasons of ability of pay – Authority costs award discussed – whether Authority’s notional daily rate is generally appropriate.