Cora Foundation v East Dunbartonshire Council; Board of Managers of St Mary's Kenmure v East Dunbartonshire Council

Riot – Damages – Compensation. Court of Session: Refusing reclaiming motions in two actions by the owners and operators of a secure residential facility who sought to recover their losses from the local authority resulting from an incident at the school which they described as a riot, the court held that the pursuers had not failed to relevantly aver a case of entitlement to compensation under s 10 of the Riotous Assemblies (Scotland) Act 1822, as the phrase 'unlawful, riotous or tumultuous assembly', as used in s 10 could apply to the events at the school and the pursuers could qualify as 'parties injured' in terms of s 10.

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