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Stephen Dank - Jon Mannah

Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by MarkInTheStands, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. MarkInTheStands

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    Link
    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...imal-compensation-lawyer-20160315-gnjj66.html

    I always thought it, but now someone in the legal profession has said it. So f**king Angry this grub has done such serious damage to Codes and Lives.
     
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    Wow just wow "which caused the death, or hastened the death, I should say, of a player aged 23 years old."

    Surely if a supreme court rules that he has hastened the death of a person by administering dangerous peptides with "reckless indifference" that is a case for the mannah family to sue.?
     
  3. phantom eel

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    Well that's one good way to lose your defamation case.

    What a grub.
     
  4. Johnny88

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    Such a shame, Poor Mannah family.
     
  5. phantom eel

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    Just pointing out that's only the legal rep for News Ltd's words at the moment, not the Justice deciding the case.

    But yep, if teh court rules that way that would be pretty heavy stuff.
     
  6. emjaycee

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    And this bit:

     
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    And the merkin still thinks he has done no wrong.

    Maggot.
     
  8. phantom eel

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    Yep, it's great (in terms of clearly apportioning responsibility to Dank) the jury found that way... just up to the judge to deliver the final decision now/soon.
     
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    I think as this is a defamation case, the judge would only be delivering a decision on the amount of damages... not the decision itself which was the role of the jury.
     
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    Sure, but can the judge make the decsion to refer Dank to the DPP for prosecution, as a result of the jury's finding?

    Or confirm the jury's finding to pave the way for a potential civil case?
     
  11. Last Week

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    No not quite. Pretty much, if any criminal charges were to be brought against Dank or the Cronulla club, it would be along the lines of malpractice. In order to prove that, it would require a lengthy investigation by the Police and would likely need a kick start by the Coroner. It would be very difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt without a confession I'd say.

    In my opinion, due to the high profile nature of the entire thing, it is possible that an investigation into Jon being given said substances, may be worth it in the public interest. But the people that need to be thought of first and foremost are the Mannah family. They would need to request an inquest into it. Judging from what I've seen of his family, I'd imagine that they'd rather just let Jon rest.
     
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    yikes imagine being a sharks player and finding out you've been injected with a potential carcinogen or something that could accelerate any cancers you might have already
     
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    is it possible the sharks club themselves might sue dank for malpractice?
     
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    They could be walking a tightrope if there is anything Dank has to prove anyone at the club had any idea what he was doing ... and alternatively they would probably come out being negligent for not knowing
     
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    I was under the impression that this was denied by the Mannah family when it first came out?

    Something along the lines of Jon had already been diagnosed & knew what he could & couldn't take. That left me thinking that Jon didn't participate in the program for that reason. Maybe my recollection is wrong.

    I would expect a media statement from the Mannah family regarding this finding & if he did participate, than they should pursue this grub.
     
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    they did http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-04-26/mannahs-family-refutes-cancer-peptides-link/4653924

    you would think his family would know him better than strangers on a jury
     
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    So this so called doctor didn't know that this cell growth accelerator would also cause cancer cells to grow faster?
    He should go to gaol.
     
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    Horrific if true.

    Not sure that the family would want to pursue the wrongful death thing. IIRC the report is that it "hastened" Jon's death. Such a case would be very traumatic and undo a lot of the healing.
     
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    Fair enough.
    I wouldn't expect the Mannah family need to make any statement. It's good that this grub has now got his just desserts (well, presumably bankruptcy), and as others have said the family can be left alone to continue their healing.

    Good game by Tim Mannah incidently tonight - loved the way he steamrolled over Kasiano and didn't take a backward step despite the head clash.
     

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