Holidaymakers settle Dominican Republic illness claims

A group of almost 300 holidaymakers has settled damages claims over bouts of gastric illness suffered on holiday in the Dominican Republic.

The 292 claimants fell ill at a Bahia Maimon hotel near Puerto Plata between November 2005 and September 2006.

Counsel Matthew Chapman told the High Court nine claimants had settled their cases against Thomas Cook a year ago.

Some 283 had now reached agreement with fellow tour operator TUI UK on confidential terms, Mr Chapman added.

The claimants - 39 of them children - had fallen ill while staying on all-inclusive packages at a hotel complex in the Caribbean country.

Mr Chapman told Mrs Justice Thirlwall in London that the principal battle ground in the action was whether the illness was caused by a food-borne or drink-borne infection, or a virus.

The judge approved the settlement of the action, which had been scheduled for a 10-day trial.

Source: BBC NEWS

Go back | Date: 27 Apr 2010
Proud to be the most
factual DR news site!
We keep the stories
& investigations alive
that cozenage groups
want to hide or forget
rssFacebookTwitterFlickr
Facebook
Quick Search – All Articles
Video about DR's Sugar Barons
The horrible conditions of Haitian sugar cane workers in the Dominican Republic

The truth about Leonel
Must Watch This Video About President Leonel's DRUG CONNECTIONS!!

Top Stories
Most Read Stories
"This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of criminal justice, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research or any other non-commercial purposes."
Please support our work
1000 of hours are being
spend yearly on collecting
articles, investigations and
answering emails.