Jet2holidays wins landmark fake sickness claims appeal

Jet2holidays has won a “landmark” court appeal which allows it to issue contempt of court proceedings against holidaymakers who withdrew dubious claims of being sick while on holiday.

The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the tour operator, which will now press ahead with legal action against a couple from Nottingham who pulled out of their sickness claim before formal legal proceedings had been launched.

Karl and Laura Hughes had brought a gastric illness claim against Jet2holidays which was pulled after they were then shown social media posts and GoPro footage of a snorkelling trip during their holiday in Lanzarote in 2016 – when they had said they were ill.

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