The Ruby Princess Voyage

A class action, a High Court decision on unfair contract terms, and a lesson for foreign businesses operating in Australia

In a recent decision relating to the ill-fated Ruby Princess voyage in March 2020, the High Court of Australia has provided important guidance regarding the extraterritorial application of the unfair contract terms (“UCT”) regime under the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) (Karpik v Carnival plc [2023] HCA39).

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