If fairness, the judge questioned Tesco’s generosity but this was a settlement between the parties so the judge’s role was very limited.
Judge Quirke said the offer seemed to be a substantial sum given the injuries. She asked counsel what role the court had if it considered it was too high. Counsel said the court’s role was to be satisfied the offer was adequate.
The mother seems to have given this milk to boys but, for some reason,
The court heard that there could have been an element of contributory negligence by the mother but Tesco had conceded full liability.
How did they prove that the milk was bought after its sell-by date? Not hard to get a receipt for buying milk. Minor Miracle that no one else in the neighbourhood was poisoned (but every mother within a five mile radius will fancy her chances in Court after the next bout of diarrhoea in the household)
Not irrelevant that this was over Christmas. Did she stock up on milk the week before?