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Liability for an accident at a water slide

Liability for an accident at a water slide was repudiated by Austria's Supreme Court (OGH): a swimming baths offering a water slide was not obliged to provide permanent supervision by its staff or video cameras. A stoplight system regulating access to the slide and sliding instructions displayed directly at the entrance of the slide were sufficent security measures. Safeguard obligations of a swimming baths must not be overdrawn.

Josep M. Bech's picture

Increasing The Cases In Which Damages Resulting From Food Poisoning Are Recovered

There is an incresing number of Spanish cases in which restaurants are found liable by the Courts because of serving unsafe food. When a person becomes ill after ingesting contaminated food, he/she can be compensated for the damage.

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Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (UK Carriers) Order 1998

This Order increses the limit of liability of UK sea carriers to 300 units of account per passenger.