Sign in to follow this  
Raistlin

Five-Year-Old Boy Wins Defamation Case Against Lidl

Recommended Posts

_48514071_000411071-1.jpg

A five-year-old Irish boy who was wrongly accused of stealing a bag of crisps has won 7,500 euros damages for defamation of character.

The case, reported in the Irish Times on Wednesday, concerned Tadhg Mooney from Balbriggan in County Dublin.

The court heard he was in a local branch of Lidl with his mother in June 2009 when a shop assistant grabbed his arm and made the accusation.

His barrister told the court her client had suffered injury to his reputation.

She added that, Tadhg, now aged six, had also been caused to suffer distress and inconvenience.

The Circuit Civil Court also heard that the action of the shop assistant in grabbing the boy's arm amounted to false imprisonment and assault.

The barrister told the judge, Mr Justice Matthew Deery, that she was recommending acceptance by the court of a settlement offer of 7,500 euros and costs by Lidl Ireland Ltd.

Mr Justice Deery approved the offer.

On Wednesday, the family's lawyer Dermot McNamara told the AFP wire service that Tadhg's mother had shown a receipt for the bag of crisps to the store.

However, he said the shop manager failed to take her concerns seriously, causing her to take legal proceedings against the firm for slander, for false imprisonment, assault and negligence.

"We managed to settle it over negotiations lasting for a month or two," Mr McNamara said.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:eek: I was there only 1/2 an hour ago, but I got away with it :lol: You can't expect a 5 year old to have my expertise :yahoo:

It is actually my Supermarket, & I probably know the family :yes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

eek.gif I was there only 1/2 an hour ago, but I got away with it laugh.gif You can't expect a 5 year old to have my expertise yahoo.gif

It is actually my Supermarket, & I probably know the family yes.gif

Are they all dodgy in you town...

Crisp stealer's, ATM villains and cheese abusers eek.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

eek.gif I was there only 1/2 an hour ago, but I got away with it laugh.gif You can't expect a 5 year old to have my expertise yahoo.gif

It is actually my Supermarket, & I probably know the family yes.gif

Are they all dodgy in you town...

Crisp stealer's, ATM villains and cheese abusers eek.gif

Same as any town :lol: The good, like me ...... and the rest :yahoo:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not my town... nono.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You've been there then thumbsup.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You've been there then thumbsup.gif

He has & he told me that you may full use of both facilities :sneaky2: :lol2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only after a session in the pub thumbsup.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only after a session in the pub thumbsup.gif

Wot I said! :yahoo: Though I know you meant something that "may not speak its name" :blushing:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You've heard of Lambing helpsmilie.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You've heard of Lambing helpsmilie.gif

If it's worthwhile & free, you're into it :eek:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Waste not, want not...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In Raist's town there is just a small pub and a few sheep in the field opposite.

Just a few sheep?............We who work in Wales are used to fields full of the furry lil friends :naughty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We don't seem to have the same appetites as you guys... eek.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some are men..........others only boys ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And the poor innocent sheep run like hell from both :crybaby:

Experience teaches tough lessons :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in Cheshire................but have my passport stamped daily on the journey to Wales, I'm only an honourary sheep s*****r ........Raist has the Golden Member Badge ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in Cheshire................but have my passport stamped daily on the journey to Wales, I'm only an honourary sheep s*****r ........Raist has the Golden Member Badge ;)

I've heard of "Gold Finger" but didn't realise he had a Gold Member :eek:

We might get a few bob for that from the crowd on Tele, who advertise that they buy scrap gold :unsure:

We might have to send a cheap magnifying glass with it, though :lol2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This forum does not have Gold Members any more...

Just supporters that pay subscriptions thumbsup.gif... Sometimes :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This forum does not have Gold Members any more...

Just supporters that pay subscriptions thumbsup.gif... Sometimes :D

Pay attention at the back, please :bash: We were referring to the Sheep Sh...er's Association :eek: of which you are Grand Master :king: Membership fee = 5 nubile lambs, sex irrelevant :naughty:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're for the Chop giljotiini.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're for the Chop giljotiini.gif

Too late, already done, read back to the Jewish/Catholic reference some thread ago! :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this