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Court clears home owner after garage sale mishap

Stored under In the News on December 8, 2005 at 9:59 AM

One thing that many people overlook when setting up a garage sale is safety. While it may be unlikely to happen, people may get hurt at your sale and attempt to sue. This is certainly something that should be on your mind when you setup your sale and look for tripping hazards or other things that may get someone hurt.

In Australia though, the High Court cleared a woman of responsibility for an injury to one of her garage sale visitors. The woman broke a bone in her foot and originally was awarded more than $24,000 in compensation. However recently, the High Court ruled that the woman was not ultimately at fault.

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Suggestion: Put up warning signs stating that you are not liable for any injuries.


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