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My wife and I just spent $30,000.00+ on a 11 day vacation at

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My wife and I just spent $30,000.00+ on a 11 day vacation at a resort in Maldives, I ended up with food poisoning on the 4th day which totally ruined our trip, because we were on a secluded island there was no where else to eat but the resort so the food
poisoning obviously originated from there, am I able to claim damages?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 2 years ago.
Good Evening
My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question.
Because they caused the food poisoning you have a right to sue but you have to sue them in the Maldives under their laws. You cannot sue them in Australia as the Australian Courts do not have jurisdiction.
If you had travel insurance then you may be able to claim there but you have to read the terms and conditions.
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