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#2611: Briton wins right to sue Taj Hotels for "NEGLIGENCE" over 26/11 attacks

The High Court in London today granted a British man permission to sue India's Taj Hotels group in Britain for injuries sustained during the Mumbai terror attacks of 2008.

Judges dismissed claims by the the company - owned by Tata Group - that the lawsuit should be heard in India and said that Will Pike can file his suit in London.

33-year-old Mr Pike, a London-based freelance filmmaker, was seriously injured when he jumped out of a window of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel after it came under attack by militants in November 2008.

Mr Pike had to undergo several surgeries and claimed that Taj Hotels was negligent in not protecting its guests despite receiving information about an impending attack.

He claimed that pursuing legal action in India would have taken several years.

Mr Pike told the Press Trust of India: “I am very relieved about the judgment.

For one thing, it means that justice will be allowed to take its course — if the trial were to take place in India, it simply wouldn’t have happened.”

“So now, regardless of the outcome, at least I’ll know whether the hotel could have done more to ensure my safety, as well as everybody else’s in the building", Mr Pike added.

The Mumbai attacks, blamed on a Pakistani militant group, left 166 people dead, including a number of foreigners, and scores injured.

Taj Hotels was given the right to appeal and the case will now go to the Court of Appeal for a final decision.

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