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  • Boy injured when his zip allegedly got caught in washing machine door settles for €25k (via Irish Examiner)
    January 23, 2023
    A young boy who fractured his arm when he claimed his zip got caught in a washing machine door has settled his High Court action for €25,000. Jamie Luke Moran was nearly five years of age and was playing at home when it was claimed his zip got caught and the door of the family washing machine, which was in operation allegedly opened. The boy, it was claimed, lost his balance and his right arm went inside the tub and he suffered a double fracture. The boy’s counsel, Conor Halpin SC instructed by Barra Newham solicitor, told the court it was “a bizarre case”. Jamie, he said, was “running and playing” with his seven-year old brother at the time. The boy was taken to hospital where he had to have surgery but has since made a full recovery. The settlement against Electrolux...