Marron v Louth County Council

CourtSupreme Court
Judgment Date01 January 1938
Date01 January 1938
S.C., E
Louth County Council

Compensation - "Failure to commence Proceedings within the statutory six months" - "Reasonable cause" for such failure - Parties in correspondence "Without prejudice"for a settlement - Payment for medical treatment - Evidence of medical treatment - Workmen's Compensation Act (No. 9 of 1934), ss. 31, 73.

The existence of correspondence, even though protected by the words "without prejudice,"for the settlement of a workman's claim for compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1934, is "reasonable cause" for the failure of the workman to commence proceedings for the recovery under the Act of his compensation. The contents of the letters thus protected should not, however, be read in Court, unless with the consent of the parties concerned. Payment for medical or surgical...

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  • QRD Development Company No.3 Designated Activity Company
    • Ireland
    • High Court
    • 12 August 2022 not admissible in evidence and may only be disclosed to the court with the consent of the parties. Marron v Louth County Council [1938] 72 ILTR 101. 2. The without prejudice rule is founded partly in public policy and partly in the agreement of the parties. The fundamental rationale for ......
  • Christie v Odeon (Ireland) Ltd
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 1 January 1958
    ...of the six months as to provide reasonable cause for not instituting proceedings within that period. Marron v. Louth County CouncilDLTR, 72 ILTR. 101 explained and distinguished. ...
  • Dunne v Offaly County Council
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 23 May 1939
    ...7 B. W. C. C. 65. (1) [1915] A. C. 540. (2) [1916] 1 K. B. 180. (3) 48 I. L. T. R. 89. (4) 18 B. W. C. C. 131. (5) [1920] A. C. 1. (6) 72 I. L. T. R. 101. (7) [1930] A. C. (1) [1915] A. C. 540. (1) 29 B. W. C. C. 323. ...

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