Suing Culture?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by sgtpepperband, Jul 19, 2007.

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  1. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

  2. This was in the Mail the other day SgtP. The resultant injuries do seem severe however they could have been caused by the incident. It doesn't help her case when it has be shown that she has ignored letters from her landlord about keeping the pavement clean.
    Another one for the lawyers
     
  3. Give him £1 and tell him to look where hes bloody going!
     
  4. Not surprised. We've been heading furrther and further down this route for years. Everyone sues now for everything.

    SF
     
  5. Perhaps it will make shopkeepers clean the pavement outside their shops regularly (as they used to).
    Stale puke five days old outside a Kebab shop is not a pretty sight!
    Mind you it was in Brighton which probably gets the prize for the muckiest streets in the country - a graveyard of old chewing gum that they are.
     
  6. If a shopkeeper neglects to clean the pavement outside his shop and someone injures themselves by slipping and falling, then the shopkeeper is liable. We all have "a duty of care to our neighbour". The famous case of Donaghue v Stevenson (1932) established this well-known principle of law. In his judgement in the House of Lords, Lord Atkins said "You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour." If I was so injured I would sue the arse off the neglectful tit!
     

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