French CJ, Gummow, Hayne, Heydon, Crennan, Kiefel, Bell JJ
Negligence – Pure economic loss – Plane crash caused by engine failure and negligent response of pilot – Whether damages recoverable for pure economic loss suffered by employer due to injury to employees.
Tort – Action per quod servitium amisit – Whether absorbed into tort of negligence – Whether action per quod servitium amisit exists under common law of Australia.
Tort – Action per quod servitium amisit – Measure of damages – Remoteness –Whether damages recoverable calculated by price of substitute less wages no longer paid to injured employee.
Tort – Rule in Baker v Bolton – Whether employer can recover for death of employee.
Words and phrases – "per quod servitium amisit", "pure economic loss", "vulnerability".