April 10, 2006

Court rules man in abuse claim entitled to jury

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The Supreme Court has ruled that a man who was sexually assaulted while at a Christian Brothers school in Dublin is entitled to have a jury trial to assess his claim for damages.

The man was a student at a school run by the Christian Brothers in Dublin between 1983 and 1986 and is suing a former Christian Brother and the Congregation of Christian Brothers for damages for sexual assault and negligence.

The man claims he sustained serious personal injuries, trauma and psychological damage after he was subjected to repeated episodes of sexual assault.

He is claiming that the Congregation of Christian Brothers knew, or ought to have known, that the former Christian Brother was unsuitable to have unsupervised contact with children.

Posted by kshaw at April 10, 2006 12:24 AM