Archived News from 2014

Retail

December

Snow problem: icy conditions underfoot not the defendant's responsibility

02/12/14

Burrows v The Co-operative Group St Helens County Court - District Judge T J Gray On 06 January 2010, the Claimant slipped on ice on the pavement outside of a Co-operative food store. She claimed that the ice was caused by water ejected from the store's drainpipe. The Claimant alleged that…

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October

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July

Basket Holders At The End Of Checkouts Not Dangerous

23/07/14

Lewis v Co-operative Group Forbes has successfully defended a claim at trial on behalf of The Co-operative Group. The Claimant sustained a personal injury whilst visiting a Co-operative store after tripping over a basket holder positioned at the end of a checkout. The question before the Court was…

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June

Retail Claim Success

17/06/14

Retail claim success - Jury dismisses an alleged shoplifters claim for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment Forbes has successfully defended at trial an unusual claim against a major retailer. It was alleged that a supermarket chain had unlawfully detained/ falsely imprisoned an alleged shoplifter…

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05 Apr 2016

Retail

NEWS AND ARTICLES

Claimant Fails to Prove Mechanism of the Accident

The Claimant alleged that she was shopping in the bakery section of the store when she bent down to pick up a…

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