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Westport Insurance Corporation & Ors v Gordian Runoff Limited [2011] HCA 37

By Jessica Kinny and Greg Moss of Gadens Lawyers, Sydney

On 5 October 2011, the High Court of Australia (HCA) handed down its decision inWestport Insurance Corporation & Ors v Gordian Runoff Limited[1].  By majority joint judgment, Chief Justice French and Justices Gummow, Crennan and Bell set aside the earlier arbitral award on the basis of a manifest error of law within the meaning of section 38(5)(b)(i) of the Commercial Arbitration Act 1984 (NSW) (the Arbitration Act)[2]. read more