Watts v Rake [1960] HCA 58 | 12 August 1960

ON 12 AUGUST 1960, the High Court of Australia delivered Watts v Rake [1960] HCA 58; (1960) 108 CLR 158 (12 August 1960).http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/1960/58.html

In a personal injuries action, the defendant bears the evidentiary onus of proof to “exclude the accident as a contributory cause” of the plaintiff’s disabilities: per Dixon CJ at 160.

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