Thursday 24 August 2017

Pensioner who claimed he broke leg in fall on footpath during snow withdraws High Court action for damages

William Moran PIC: COURTPIX
William Moran PIC: COURTPIX

A PENSIONER who claimed he broke his leg when he slipped on a badly repaired footpath while clearing snow and ice from outside a neighbour's house has withdrawn his High Court action for damages.

William Moran (76) sued Fingal Co Council over the accident on December 8, 2010 at Sheepmoor Grove, Blanchardstown, Dublin.

The council denied his claims and says he slipped on ice during the bad winter of 2010/11.

Mr Moran said he had cleared snow that day andwas scattering salt to melt the ice when he tripped on an uneven pathway outside the neighbour's house.  He claimed the pathway was left in that condition as a result of footpath repairs carried out some years earlier on behalf of the council.

The case was due to resume today when Mr Justice Michael Hanna was told by counsel for Mr Moran that it was being withdrawn.

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