Court fixes May 12 to hear judge’s suit against Air France

A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday fixed May 12 to hear a suit filed by a Lagos High Court judge, Mrs. Oke Lawal, against Air France airline, over breach of contract.

The judge with her husband, Chief Bayo Lawal, had sued Air France-KLM claiming the sum of N30 million as damages for breach of contract of carriage by air.

The plaintiffs are claiming the sum as compensation for anguish and mental distress they both suffered as a result of the breach of the contract.

When the case was called yesterday, Mr. Afolabi Kuti announced appearance for the plaintiff, while Mr. Sylvester Elema announced appearance for the defendant.

Counsel to the plaintiff then informed the court that parties were still exploring settlement options.

He said that the defendants had made an offer, while the plaintiffs made a counter-offer, which the defendants were still considering.

Counsel to the defendant in affirming the position, then prayed the court for a further adjournment to enable parties conclude settlement talks.

Consequently, Justice Saidu adjourned the case to May 12 for either report of settlement or trial.

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