THE family of murdered honeymooner Michaela McAreavey will have their civil case against the hotel where she was killed heard in the Supreme Court in Mauritius.
A procedural hearing was held yesterday in the civil case which is being taken by her widower John McAreavey, and five of her family, against the former Legends Resort on the Indian Ocean island.
They are claiming damages including interest amounting to 65 million rupees (€1.6m).
The hearing today means the case can now proceed at the Supreme Court.
However no start date has yet been set.
Following the murder of the 27-year-old on her honeymoon, a number of hotel workers were arrested.
Last year, two hotel workers – Sandip Moneea and Avinash Treebhoowoon - were acquitted after an eight-week trial.
The only daughter of GAA legend Mickey Harte, Michaela tragically returned to her room to collect biscuits when she interrupted a robbery and was murdered on January 10, 2011.