Movistar is currently the target of a class action suit by Spanish consumer organisations after a rather nasty marketing error. See, Movistar launched a new combined phone / adsl / whatever package called Fusion a few years, with the fanfare of it being one low price for ever. So when they went and jacked up the price last year, people complained – quite correctly – that they’d been signed up on the promise of the Continue reading Movistar fusion class action suit
Some 100 people came from Cantabria, Almería, Málaga and Valencia to the Senate on June 24th to call for justice, as a compromise text presented by the Partido Popular to an amendment proposed by the Socialist Group was agreed. When this initiative becomes law, the houses of innocent families cannot be demolished without prior compensation when planning permission is revoked, as happened to the Priors for whom this change, sadly, comes too late. Representatives Continue reading Joy for families affected by demolition orders as change in compensation law voted through
A man has been awarded €50,000 compensation by a local court after he hit a mountain goat that had strayed onto the motorway near Almería city four years ago. José Manuel J. M. was driving his motorbike at a steady 90 kph when he went round a bend and found several wild mountain goats milling around. He bounced off one with the usual nasty results one can expect. Anyway, after four years in the courts, Continue reading €50,000 compensation for hitting a goat on the motorway
Albox townhall has refused to consign 3.104.185€ to the local courts to cover its “civil responsibility” for permitting the construction and sale of 98 illegal homes to British citizens, and has voted unanimously to appeal the sentence. Read my explanation of the court order over here. Rogelio Mena, the PSOE Mayor, says that neither he nor his team were responsible for allowing the constructions (he blames the previous PP mayor from the other party) and Continue reading Albox refuses to consign compensation to illegal house owners and appeals
Albox townhall has been told it has civil responsibility in the case of 98 mainly British owned houses that face demolition in the town, and has been ordered to consign 3,1 million euros to the courts to cover any possible compensation costs. Three building companies are also named in the judicial order: ‘Proyecto y Construcciones Almanzora SL’, Procoal Villas SL, & Empire Villas SL. The three companies share civil responsibility with the townhall, but as Continue reading Albox townhall has “civil responsibility” in case of 98 Brit owned demolitions
Four British families who saw their dream homes in Albox ruined have been partially compensated today after Penal Court Nº2 of Almería ordered Albox townhall to pay a total of 142.800€ to them. The court said that Albox townhall was the legal co-respondent in the case, along with the builders, as they did nothing to stop the illegal builds, issued local building permits and “granted an air of legality to the scam which otherwise would Continue reading Albox ordered to pay “moral compensation” to illegal home owners
A cautionary tale now from Huércal de Almería, where local lady María del Carmen G. has just received a court decision ruling on a compensation claim from a fall in (wait for it) 2005. It seems María was crossing on a zebra crossing one fateful day when a car screeched round the corner and raced down the road at her. Rather than stand there and be run over by the louts, she legged it across Continue reading “Don’t run on broken surfaces” says Judge
The Audiencia Nacional has awarded a 35 year chap €100,000 plus costs in a case he brought against the then Ministerio de Fomento after he hit an open manhole on the N340 as it passes through Almeria city. It seems he had a short spell in hospital after he landed against a wall.