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CIVIL LIABILITY ACT 2002 - SECT 5A

5A .         Application of Part

        (1)         Subject to sections 3A and 4A, this Part applies to any claim for damages for harm caused by the fault of a person unless this section states otherwise.

        (2)         This Part extends to a claim for damages for harm caused by the fault of a person even if the damages are sought to be recovered in an action for breach of contract or any other action.

        (3)         Divisions 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 do not apply unless the harm giving rise to the claim for damages arises out of an incident happening on or after 1 December 2003 (being the day on which the Civil Liability Amendment Act 2003 section 8, which inserted those Divisions, came into operation).

        (3a)         Division 7 does not apply unless the harm giving rise to the claim for damages arises out of an incident happening on or after the day on which the Civil Liability Amendment Act 2004 section 5 comes into operation  1 .

        (4)         If in a claim for damages —

            (a)         it cannot be ascertained whether or not the incident out of which personal injury arises happened on or after the commencement day; and

            (b)         the symptoms of the injury first appeared on or after the commencement day,

                the incident is to be taken, for the purpose of subsection (3), to have happened on or after the commencement day.

        (5)         In subsection (4) —

        commencement day means the day referred to in subsection (3) or (3a), as is relevant to the case.

        [Section 5A inserted: No. 58 of 2003 s. 8; amended: No. 43 of 2004 s. 4.]

        [Heading inserted: No. 58 of 2003 s. 8.]



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