Paralyzed Woman Can Bring £9M Spanish Pool Suit In London

Law360, London (April 30, 2019, 6:47 PM BST) -- A British woman paralyzed following an accident at a Mallorca resort can sue the hotel alongside a Generali insurance unit for £9 million ($11.71 million) in England even though both companies are in Spain, a London judge ruled Tuesday.

High Court Judge Richard H. Davison said Bonnie Lackey could pursue personal injury claims against Mallorca Mega Resorts SL and Generali Espana de Seguros y Reassecuros SA in London because she met European Union regulations allowing consumers to sue foreign companies in other countries of the bloc.

Even though Lackey didn't personally hire the travel agency to find rooms and flights —...

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