CONDUCT OF COURT CASES AFFECTED BY ME/CFS
1. Burmingham Anor v Hynes Ors  QCA 274 (5 August 2005)
Result - Appellant failed on the majority but did obtain an extension
Reason - The case details how the trial was affected by the Appellant's CFS. Whilst some leeway was given at trial, it is clear that the judge was unconvinced that the CFS affected preparations.
2. Aji Services Pty Ltd v Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Limited  NSWSC 709 (22 July 2005)
Result - Appellant's case was suspended until a tutor was appointed
Reason - The Appellant's managing director was declared unfit to run his own case. He had CFS, but it was on the grounds of depression and anxiety that the Court preventing him representing his company in the case.
3. Faraday v Residential Tribunal  NSWSC 126 (8 February 2002)
Result - Appellant failed to win
Reason - Appellant failed to attend tribunal on numerous occasions due to CFS. Noted that he had not notified the tribunal of his non-attendance. Demonstrates impatience of court.
NEGLIGENCE AND PRE-EXISTING ME/CFS1. Hume v Walton  NSWCA 148 (9 May 2005)
Result - Partial win for Plaintiff
Reason - The pre-existing CFS resulted in a reduction of claim for negligence.
ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS DISPUTE1. Chenoweth v ING Australia Limited  QSC 143 (14 May 2004)
Result - Win for Appellant
Reason - Dispute about access to documents from the insurer in CFS case about Group Salary Continuance Policy.
MIGRATION AND VISAS1. Ward, Abbie Carly  MRTA 5412 (30 July 2003)
Result - Win for the Applicant
Reason - Whilst the win came from the fact the applicant proved a genuine relationship, there was an indication that the compassionate grounds relating to her ME/CFS could have been accounted for given she was being cared for by her partner here in Australia.
2. Chau, Ka Yin  MRTA 3974 (18 June 2003)
Result - Loss for the Applicant
Reason - The Applicant was found to have breached her Visa. She had CFS which affected her school attendance and performance and it resulted in a breach of her Visa. There was a lack of explanation and medical certificates to the school. Compassionate grounds were not implemented for the removal of the breach.
3. Artiouchkova, Elena  MRTA 5178 (7 November 2001)
Result - Win for Applicant
Reason - CFS was taken into account. Applicant took steps to withdraw from University and return part time. Provided medical certificates. Applicant demonstrated financial ability to survive without working.
4. Ortega, Mary Ann  MRTA 4538 (3 October 2001)
Result - Loss for Applicant
Reason - CFS in family member not sufficient to raise grounds to stay.