Woman's damages claim over Aldi fall thrown out
Published 19/03/2014 | 02:30
A mother of four has been left facing a hefty legal bill after a judge threw out her damages claim against an Aldi store where, she claimed, sweets may have caused her to fall down.
Judge Alison Lindsay said housewife Clara Nebanmor (38) had not mentioned until the day of the court that she had seen sweets lying on the floor after "something under her foot" had caused her to fall in October 2012.
The judge said in the Circuit Civil Court she had failed to prove that the Aldi store in Naas, Co Kildare, had been negligent or failed in its duty to care to her as a customer.
Ms Nebanmor said she had been carrying a few items when something caused her to fall forward face-down on the floor, injuring her knees, chest, abdomen and shoulder.
Ms Nebanmor, of the Crescent, Curragh Bridge, Newbridge, Co Kildare, told the court she had only seen the sweets when she was on the floor. Tom Fitzpatrick, counsel for Aldi, asked that Ms Nebanmor's case be dismissed .
Judge Lindsay awarded legal costs against Ms Nebanmor.