Mr Taylor ordered a new battery for his car, which was paid for in advance and confirmed in writing for delivery on Tuesday. The firm he ordered it from failed to dispatch it until Friday, so it arrived on Saturday - four days late. As a result of this delay, Mr Taylor had to get the train from London to Manchester. The ticket cost him £50 more than if he had been able to drive.
Mr Taylor is requesting damages from the firm for his train ticket (£50); time for purchasing the ticket (30 minutes online); distress (personal injury); and reimbursement for the additional clothing he had to buy to travel in (£40).
Explain what Mr Taylor can legally claim for and why.
Mrs Smith, minding her own business, was walking across the road. She had just collected her violin from the repair shop. She fell because of an unmarked open manhole in the middle of the road left by builders from Durham council who were completing annual water maintenance. she landed on her wrist, which was badly sprained and damaged her violin.
Mrs Smith was signed off work for eight weeks. she had to pay for painkillers prescribed by the hospital and for scans amounting to £250. furthermore, she was unable to continue her favourite hobby of playing the violin nor was she able to drive for eight weeks and consequently could not take part in social activities. the trial was held four weeks after the accident.
what information would the judge need to consider accurately assessing how much, if anything to award in damages to Mrs Smith from Durham council?
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- 24-03-2013 23:52
- 25-03-2013 00:03
Are these seminar questions or essay questions?
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- 02-04-2013 12:14