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The Irish Independent reported yesterday (March 7th) of the Circuit Court case where a woman successfully sued for defamation when a petrol pump attendant accompanied her from the petrol court to the cashier. When the plaintiff asked why did this, she was informed that she would not have paid otherwise.

The plaintiff, Laura Kavanagh, gave evidence that her husband had initially put petrol in the car but was prevented from re-entering the drivers side of the car by the supervisor of the petrol station who informed him “You were not going to pay, you pay for petrol now”.

In the Circuit Court, Judge Groarke determined that the supervisor had defamed the plaintiff and awarded her 7,500 in damages.

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