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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal against decision awarding plaintiff a total of €91,000 in general damages arising from a slip and fall on a dance floor at a wedding reception, on the grounds that the defendant fell short of demonstrating any error on the part of the trial judge in his conclusions on liability, and the quantum of damages awarded did not amount to an error of law.
Court of Appeal – personal injuries - slipped and fell on the dancefloor suffering injury – High Court found in her favour and awarded damages - defendant appealed against the High Court judgment in its entirety – evidence on liability – judgment of the High Court on liability - findings were clearly consistent only with there being no contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff - defendant has fallen far short of demonstrating any error on the part of the trial judge in his conclusions on liability – quantum - judgment of the High Court on quantum – judge assessed the plaintiff’s general damages to date in the sum of €48,500 and into the future at €42,500, a total of €91,000 – award not an error of law - cross-appeal – appeal dismissed –
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