A College lecturer has agreed to pay compensation to a former student after he assaulted him and broke his leg in a “friendly” soccer match.
Limerick Circuit Criminal Court was told yesterday that senior lecturer in French at the University of Limerick Dr Frederic Royall agreed to settle a civil case, following an action taken by Hooman Reyhani.
Mr Reyhani, is suing Dr. Royall (who has admitted the assault) because he had his leg broken in two separate places after being punched by Royall towards the end of a soccer match on August 3, 2007.
Earlier this year, Mr Reyhani refused a cheque for €10,000 from Royall for compensation, and Judge Moran said the compensation offered by the defendant wasn’t enough and wanted the High Court matter concluded before he could pass sentence.
Yesterday, Judge Moran heard that the civil case had been settled and was expected to be finalised in the High Court in the new year.
The amount of compensation to be paid to the injured man is unknown and the judge has adjourned Royall’s sentencing to January 28.
Interestingly Dr. Royall currently holds the position as the head of UL’s School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication.
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