Tummy Bug Cruise Passengers Win Substantial Damages

Tummy Bug Cruise Passengers Win Substantial Damages Holidaymakers let down by tour operators need not take their disappointment lying down and can win compensation with the right legal advice. In one case, more than 200 passengers whose luxury cruise was ruined by an outbreak of a virulent tummy bug won payouts ranging from £500 to more than £1,500. The passengers instructed solicitors to represent them in a group action against the operators of the cruise ship on the basis that their holidays were not of the quality that they had paid for. Whilst continuing to deny liability, the operators agreed to settle their cases shortly before a High Court trial…

Sacked Director’s Novel Wrongful Dismissal Claim Can Proceed to Trial

Sacked Director’s Novel Wrongful Dismissal Claim Can Proceed to Trial In a case that broke new legal ground, a former company director has been granted permission to pursue a wrongful dismissal claim in conjunction with unfair prejudice proceedings under Section 994 of the Companies Act 2006. The man was sole director of a restaurant bookings company that merged with another. He entered into a service agreement with the merged company and agreed to serve as its chief executive officer. He was, however, subsequently dismissed and removed as a director of the company. He issued a petition under Section 994, claiming that his removal as a director and the issuance of…