Recent Cases

Wang v State of New South Wales [2019] NSWCA 263 (22 November 2019) (Macfarlan JA at [1]; Meagher JA at [2]; McCallum JA at [3])


TORTS – false imprisonment – wrongful arrest – assault and battery – arrest pursuant to a warrant – whether primary judge erred in preferring the evidence of police officers to the evidence of the plaintiff – whether primary judge erred in finding that the plaintiff was lawfully arrested whether primary judge required to consider all submissions made during hearing – whether police required to consider alternatives to arrest – whether police required to give reasons for arrest – whether primary judge erred in failing to award exemplary damages – false imprisonment found to be unintentional