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And you were worried about thugs!

Old Jun 27th 2002, 3:10 pm
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I think we've got more to worry about if this story is anything to go by...particularly if it is typical!!!)

From the Sydney Morning Herald.....

Walking the pork: Slip-up costs pub $60,000
June 27 2002

A man was today awarded more than $60,000 after breaking his arm when he slipped on a greasy pub floor caused by a patron
who wore pork chops for shoes.

Troy Michael Bowron, 25, sued the Jannali Inn, in Sydney's south, licensee Kelly Wells, and pub patron Ross Lucock over the
incident on November 30, 1997.

The NSW District Court was told Mr Lucock strapped the pork chops, which he had won in a meat tray raffle, to his feet after
being told he would not be served more alcohol because he was barefoot.

Judge Anthony Puckeridge today found the pub and its licensee breached their duty of care by failing to clean up the greasy
trail left by Mr Lucock.

He ordered them to together pay damages of $61,515 to Mr Bowron, of Oyster Bay, also in Sydney's south.

However, he found Mr Lucock owed no duty of care and dismissed the claim against him, ordering Mr Bowron to pay all of
Mr Lucock's legal bills.

"I find the area in which the plaintiff slipped was greasy and that he slipped as a result of that grease being left on the floor
... because of the actions of Mr Lucock," Judge Puckeridge said.

"I find the first and second defendants, as occupiers, failed to take reasonable care and avoid the forseeable risk of injury
to patrons by failing to clean the area in which the plaintiff fell."
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Old Jun 27th 2002, 10:28 pm
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lol
it could only happen in Australia........or could it!
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Old Jun 28th 2002, 8:41 pm
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mmm can't see it catching on in the UK...can you??) how would the rioters run away in them??lol

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