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Limerick Tragedy: Trap Accident Sparks Legal Proceedings

In a recent courtroom drama at the King’s Bench Division in Limerick, Ireland, the case of Brett v. Powell unfolded before Mr Justice Gibson. The case, centering around a trap accident, saw Mr T. J. O’Brien, representing the defendant, applying for a pivotal order to remit the action for trial to the County Court Judge of Tipperary.

The incident in question involves a young plaintiff, a boy suing his father, a waiter at the Glentworth Hotel in Limerick. The plaintiff claimed damages for personal injuries sustained through the alleged negligence of the defendant in the management of his trap. The trap reportedly knocked down and passed over the young boy, leading to the legal proceedings that have captivated the local community.

The heart of the matter lies in the grounds of the want of visible means on the part of the plaintiff. The legal argument, presented by Mr T. J. O’Brien on behalf of the defendant, emphasizes the need for the trial to be remitted to the County Court Judge of Tipperary. The intricacies of the case highlight the complex intersection of familial relationships, negligence claims, and the legal nuances surrounding visible means.

In a pivotal moment during the proceedings, Mr Justice Gibson granted the application, setting the stage for the trial to be moved to the County Court Judge of Tipperary. The decision adds another layer to the ongoing legal saga, leaving the local community in anticipation of the upcoming trial and its potential implications.

Dublin Daily Express – Tuesday 10 December 1912

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