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Maria Bailey's claim and consequences

galteeman

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An average of 58k each.
Thats a nice salary top up!
If one were cynical about it you might think a Garda would be hoping and praying that they get attacked by some toerag so they could get that 58k plus a nice paid holiday.
 


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Any advice on which of two threads this should be posted on?


'Solicitors should be a bit more selective about who they take on', says judge in throwing out five 'whiplash' claims
JudgeJacquelineLinnane2018FilePhoto_large.jpgJudge Jacqueline Linnane, file photo
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 01:15 PM
By Ray Managh and Simone Smith
Solicitors who handle what eventually turn out to be set-up accidents may be contributing to fraudulent personal injury claims, a judge said today in what is the strongest criticism yet by the judiciary of some members of the legal profession.
“Perhaps some solicitors should be a bit more selective about who they take on,” Judge Jacqueline Linnane stated in the Circuit Civil Court when dismissing five damages claims for up to €300,000 by London members of the travelling community allegedly on a sight-seeing tour of Dublin.
 

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Any advice on which of two threads this should be posted on?


'Solicitors should be a bit more selective about who they take on', says judge in throwing out five 'whiplash' claims
View attachment 18994Judge Jacqueline Linnane, file photo
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 01:15 PM
By Ray Managh and Simone Smith
Solicitors who handle what eventually turn out to be set-up accidents may be contributing to fraudulent personal injury claims, a judge said today in what is the strongest criticism yet by the judiciary of some members of the legal profession.
“Perhaps some solicitors should be a bit more selective about who they take on,” Judge Jacqueline Linnane stated in the Circuit Civil Court when dismissing five damages claims for up to €300,000 by London members of the travelling community allegedly on a sight-seeing tour of Dublin.
Well done to the judge, Ms Jacqueline Linnane. Watch the invitations to Blackhall Place and Kings Inn functions dry up...............
 

Maximus Cynicus

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There is no grounding in reality there. It takes an average person years or graft to save up 40k in cash. The kid was very upset yes but these things can happen without any malice or long term harm and you just move on.
Instead this ahole parent has gotten barristers, solicitors, judge santa claus and the whole circus involved and they all have to get paid big money.
As I stated previously there's no such thing as "accident" anymore, just negligence. No money in "accident"
 

Orbit v2

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There is no grounding in reality there. It takes an average person years or graft to save up 40k in cash. The kid was very upset yes but these things can happen without any malice or long term harm and you just move on.
Instead this ahole parent has gotten barristers, solicitors, judge santa claus and the whole circus involved and they all have to get paid big money.
The test I apply to these situations is: would you put yourself through it voluntarily in return for the payout?

So, if you were offered €40,000 to spend 40 minutes stuck in a lift with your kid, would you take it? Who wouldn't? It's so off the scale, I really don't think anyone who isn't already a billionaire would turn it down.

You can argue that the situation isn't the same. It took them by surprise and they didn't know how long they would be stuck in it. But, that would be the same if you were stuck in it for only 5 minutes, or 1 minute. 40 minutes is within the reasonable range of time it would take to call in maintenance people to sort out a problem like this.

This clearly isn't a fraudulent case, but you can see how the incentive for staged "accidents" arises, because the compensation versus actual damage/injury ratio is so high.
 


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