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The small claims route was always an option and I believe we discussed this at the same time as recommending that victims should consult their local OFT and CAB offices.
I think that one will need to submit to the court a list of victims of similar mishaps, at which point I would anticipate that the adjudicator will accept that lightening may strike the same place twice but not 400 times.
I would expect Renault to put up a fight but it will cost them more in lawyers time than the repairs would have cost them. I suggested to someone (can't remember who) that they should ask Renault for a bouquet of flowers for the girlfriend as well because of the fright she had; I don't think however that the court will award more than the disbursement so there will be no compensation for suffering such an upset.
One advantage (of taking a case to small-claims court) is that it will be heard local to the claimant; a higher court might move the case to a place more convenient to the defendent.
I hope somebody has the gumption to do this.
Confucius he say "Wise Inuit never eats yellow snow"
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Last edited by vass20; 6th March 2007 at 06:06 PM.