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01 April 2010
This was a High Court judgment, about a priest grooming and then abusing a boy .The High Court’s rejection that the Church was liable for the priest as its employee ( “vicarious liability “) was a surprising judgment and the Court of Appeal overturned it.
Two boys agreed to fight each other on the school tennis courts at the end of the school day. Tension had built up during the day.
An artillery officer won a case based on acts of harassment and breaches under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
A 16-year-old boy was a passenger in the front seat of a car where no one was wearing seatbelts. He had someone on his lap. When the car collided with another car, he suffered major brain damage.
A tour operator was liable in contract for a third party excursion on a ski trip that went wrong
We have mentioned before the difficulty of arguments about whether an incident on a flight is an “accident” so as to attract the strict liability provisions of the Montreal Convention for Compensation)
The claimant was a helper at a community centre club, where a member reported a flood in the ladies’ toilet.
The claimant was a guest at a grand hall in Harrogate.
In (Birmingham County Court, 4 March 2010), a 58-year-old man was involved in a rear end shunt. He did not visit his GP or go to hospital and did not receive any medical treatment. He lost no time from work.
Both claimant’s suffered food poisoning after eating a Chinese takeaway.