French Law Covers Holiday Injury Claim, London Court Rules

Law360, London (December 21, 2020, 5:03 PM GMT) -- A personal injury claim made by a man who fell into an empty swimming pool at a holiday villa should be heard under French rather than English law, a High Court judge ruled on Monday.

Judge Thomas Linden said that Gary Owen, a Briton, should pursue his claim against the villa's owners, William and Sarah Galgey, and their insurer, under the French legal code. The case will however be heard in the English courts.

Galgey and his wife, who are also U.K. residents, had been seeking to have the case against them heard under the English legal system, where they were...

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