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  Australian Law Journal   (Australia)
  Volume 80, Number 6, June 2006
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  • CURRENT ISSUES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
  • Security checks and reason
        p.339                                                                                      +cite    
  • Law reporting
        p.339                                                                                      +cite    
  • Modern day advocacy: An occasional series -- Part 1
        p.340                                                                                      +cite    
  • Law reporting: Rebutting some assumptions
        p.341                                                                                      +cite    
  • Cutting off "with a shilling"
        p.344                                                                                      +cite    

  • CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY -- Editor: Peter Butt
  • "Split deposits" and penalties
        p.347                                                                                      +cite    
  • No right to rescind for "miscalculation" of area
        p.347                                                                                      +cite    
  • Caveats: Balance of convenience
        p.348                                                                                      +cite    
  • Caveats: Undertakings as to damages
        p.349                                                                                      +cite    
  • Rights to underground water
        p.349                                                                                      +cite    

  • INTERNATIONAL FOCUS -- Editor: Ryszard Piotrowicz

  • Reservations about jurisdiction at the International Courtof Justice
  • RECENT CASES -- Editor: Mr Justice P W Young AO
        p.351                                                                                      +cite    
  • It is criminal for the English to say "bloody foreigner"
        p.356                                                                                      +cite    
  • Crime: Necessity as defence
        p.356                                                                                      +cite    
  • Criminal jurisdiction of State industrial court
        p.356                                                                                      +cite    
  • Undertakings as to damages: The slip rule -- Applicability of restitutionary principles
        p.357                                                                                      +cite    
  • Rights of unpaid trusteee of managed investment scheme
        p.357                                                                                      +cite    
  • Criminal law: Assault -- Is cutting victim's hair an assault?
        p.358                                                                                      +cite    
  • Terrorism trials: Appeals from rulings in camera-- Procedure
        p.358                                                                                      +cite    
  • New South Wales bans unbundling of legal services
        p.358                                                                                      +cite    
  • What is money?
        p.359                                                                                      +cite    
  • Extinguishment of easements
        p.360                                                                                      +cite    
  • Disqualification of judge shortly prior long trial
        p.360                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • ENFORCING AUSTRALIAN JUDGMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES (AND VICE VERSA): HOW THE LONG ARM OF AUSTRALIAN COURTS REACHES ACROSS THE PACIFIC
        Justin Hogan-Doran
        p.361                                                                                      +cite        
        The United States is Australia's largest trading and investment partner. The recent signing of the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement signals even closer economic integration. No other treaty or legislation deals with the respective jurisdictional competences or recognition and enforcement of United States judgments in Australia, or vice versa. As a result, Australian plaintiffs considering suing United States defendants have every chance of enforcing their judgments in United States courts, even where long-arm jurisdiction is exercised over foreign parties who refuse to participate in local proceedings. By contrast, United States judgment creditors have only very limited grounds for seeking recognition and enforcement of United States judgments in Australia. The differences present significant commercial advantages to Australian parties, but also expose the hypocrisy of existing, restrictive common law rules on recognition and enforcement where Australian courts exercise long-arm jurisdiction.
  • DUTY OF GOOD FAITH: THE "SLEEPER" OF INSURANCE OBLIGATIONS?
        Michael Mills
        p.387                                                                                      +cite        
        The duty of good faith is central to both the contract of insurance and the relationship between insurer and insured. This article briefly examines the law on the duty of good faith in Australia and the United States and concludes that the law in the two countries is broadly similar. From this perspective, it is then instructive to note how in many respects the law on the duty of good faith in Australia is probably not as settled as many tend to assume. As a result, there is much greater scope for insureds to utilise the duty of good faith as a means to secure greater relief for full and fair performance of the ├žontract of insurance, than has occurred to date.