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Garage oil-slip claims 'wholly unconvincing'

Published 05/12/2012 | 05:00

A WOMAN who allegedly slipped and injured herself at a petrol station has had her damages claim dismissed after a judge found her account "wholly unconvincing and unreliable".

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Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O'Neill was satisfied to dismiss Francesca De Cataldo's claim that she suffered serious injury as a result of her fall.

She claimed she slipped on oil on January 24, 2007, at a garage shop.

She was then taken to Loughlinstown Hospital, Dublin, by ambulance.

Ms De Cataldo (35), of Killiney, Hill Road, Killiney, Co Dublin, sued Petro Gas Group Ltd, Petro Gas Retail Ltd, Desdale Ltd arising out of an alleged incident at the defendant's petrol station Apple Green at Ballybrack, Co Dublin.

Irish Independent

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