Judge to rule on woman's case against Copper Face Jacks

A High Court judge will rule today on the case of a woman claiming damages against Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks after she fell while doing Patrick Swayze style 'Dirty Dancing'.

Judge to rule on woman's case against Copper Face Jacks

A High Court judge will rule today on the case of a woman claiming damages against Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks after she fell while doing Patrick Swayze style 'Dirty Dancing'.

33-year-old Ciara O’Connell of Glenview Park, Tallaght, alleges she broke her arm after falling on a wet floor at the nightclub on Harcourt Street in Dublin in August 2006.

The court heard a Shakira song was playing as Ms O’Connell danced backwards with a colleague in the style of the film 'Dirty Dancing'.

She alleges the floor was wet and that her dance partner 52-year-old Noel Humphries slipped and fell on top of her.

The court heard she fractured her arm and has had two operations since the incident at Copper Face Jacks.

She is suing the nightclub for alleged negligence, but the club rejects her claims and alleges that she was engaged in reckless dancing with her colleague.

Mr Justice Sean Ryan is to rule on the case today.

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