Evening Gazette, 'Canvey: Cash damages for patient “an insult”' (4/12/00)
False imprisonment damages claim The defendant's offer was rejected, so the case was to proceed to a jury trial.
...Gary Huzzey is claiming compensation for false imprisonment after winning a High Court battle over his "unlawful and irrational" detention.
He revealed that Riverside Mental Health Trust has now offered him £30,000 to settle out of court. The figure was double that offered last month.
Mr Huzzey, of Thameside Crescent, said: "I gracefully turned it down because it is an insult."
He will now have his case heard by a jury in February to set the level of compensation he should be awarded...