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Old 25.06.2009, 11:22
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Re: Lawyer and suing in Switzerland

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Well I'm not after 50 mil CHF, I just want my money back, so I'll try my luck with a lawyer.
What an unfortunate incident OP. Whilst I empathise with your indignation at the hotel's refusal to let you in and wanting compensation, the lawyer's fees might end up much more costly than what you've spent on the new room and the money taken off you.

Good luck though!
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Re: Lawyer and suing in Switzerland

When you successfully sue someone don't they also pay your lawyer/court costs though? I can't remember if that's true or not,
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Old 25.06.2009, 11:34
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When you successfully sue someone don't they also pay your lawyer/court costs though? I can't remember if that's true or not,
Not necessarily. It depends on what the judge decides. You could win your case but not get your costs.
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Old 25.06.2009, 23:24
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Re: Lawyer and suing in Switzerland

This is going to be my last post on this subject because I am getting bored. Hopefully this example will explain it clearly.

1. Car A veers onto the wrong side of the road. Car B swerves to avoid it and crashes into a wall. This is a direct effect of Car A's actions. The driver of car A is likely to be liable.

2. Car A is driving erratically. Car B following gets frustrated and overtakes when it is not safe to do so. The driver of car B loses control and crashes. This is a consequence of car A's actions, not a direct effect. The driver of car B is likely to be liable.

Whilst the consequences of one persons actions may ultimately lead to misfortune for another, they are rarely liable for this. This may seem unfair but as mentioned in several posts to allow this would open the flood gates to actions for just about everything.
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This is going to be my last post on this subject because I am getting bored. Hopefully this example will explain it clearly.
And this is concrete, irrefutable, 100% bullet-proof information based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal system... or just an educated guess?

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Old 26.06.2009, 08:28
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Re: Lawyer and suing in Switzerland

Maybe we should create a new poll in the forum and start to bet on what the OP will get out of the Swiss courts ;-)
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