Abu Dhabi court orders compensation of AED 10,000 for a man beaten by his wife

Recent rulings from the Abu Dhabi Family, Civil, and Administrative Claims Court have ordered a woman to pay her husband 10,000 dirhams as restitution for the physical and emotional harm she caused him during their attack.

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Judicial Ruling Requires Payment of 10,000 Dirhams for Material and Moral Damages

The ruling sheds light on the details of the case, where the husband, an Asian national, filed a lawsuit seeking 50,000 dirhams in compensation and additional obligations on the defendant.

A medical report served as support for the plaintiff's evidence of the assault-related injuries. The court not only granted the compensation but also ordered immediate enforcement without bail. The defendant faced criminal charges related to the assault, leading to a fine of 2,000 dirhams.

Despite appearing in court and submitting a memorandum requesting the case's dismissal, the defendant could not escape the consequences of her actions.

The court's decision emphasized the correlation between the criminal conviction and the civil lawsuit, both rooted in the defendant's proven act of assaulting the plaintiff's integrity. While acknowledging the criminal ruling, the court asserted the necessity of establishing the legal description of the act and attributing it to the perpetrator.

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Addressing the plaintiff's claim for 50,000 dirhams in material and moral compensation, the court highlighted the defendant's proven fault. The attached medical report verified the physical pain inflicted on the plaintiff, resulting in material damages.

Additionally, the court acknowledged that the plaintiff's emotional distress during the incident constituted moral damage. In response, the court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, obliging the defendant to pay 10,000 dirhams and cover associated fees and expenses. This legal resolution underscores the court's commitment to justice and accountability in cases of domestic assault.

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