Wu v Li [2015] FCAFC 109

CONTRACTS – appeal from decision of a single judge of the Federal Court of Australia – construction of contract – shareholder agreements – claim by respondent of entitlement under indemnity provisions – meaning of “member loan” in indemnity provisions – whether primary judge erred in quantification of respondent’s entitlement – where respondent alleged misleading and deceptive conduct by appellant – whether primary judge erred in holding that respondent had not proved his loss – where respondent alleged breach of contract by appellant – whether primary judge erred in finding no contravention of shareholder agreements

EVIDENCE – when statement in an agreement or contractual document will constitute admissible evidence of an admission

COSTS – where respondent succeeded on one claim but not others – whether the primary judge erred in ordering appellant to pay respondent’s costs

Dr Chris Ward appeared for the appellants