10 thousand dirhams as a penalty for a wife who destroyed her husband’s personal computer


The Abu Dhabi Court for Family and Civil and Administrative Claims ordered a wife to pay her husband 5,000 dirhams in compensation for the material and moral damages he sustained after she destroyed his personal computer.

In the details, a man filed a lawsuit against his wife, demanding that she pay him an amount of 40,000 dirhams in compensation for all damages, as well as obligating her to pay fees and expenses and in exchange for attorneys’ fees, noting that while he was with the defendant in the marital home, she destroyed his laptop, and his laptop was destroyed. Convicted by a criminal judgment and a fine of 5,000 dirhams, the civil case was referred to the competent civil court, while the defendant submitted a reply memorandum, at the end of which she sought to reject the case.

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For its part, the court clarified in the merits of its ruling that the evidence in the papers that the defendant’s mistake “damaged the plaintiff’s laptop” is the same error on which the plaintiff relied in establishing his present case, and the criminal judgment is that it convicts the accused – the defendant – to prove the error On the other hand, he must have a necessary chapter on the occurrence of the act constituting the common basis between the criminal and civil lawsuits in the legal description of this act and its attribution to its perpetrator.

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Regarding the request for compensation, the court indicated that according to the Civil Transactions Law, every harm to others obliges the doer, even if he is not distinguished, to guarantee the harm, and since the plaintiff had suffered financial damages from the defendant’s unlawful act, which consisted of destroying the laptop and reviewing the police station to open a report and the value of transportation as well. Moral damages in grief and sadness in the same plaintiff, which requires compensation, and the court ruled to obligate the defendant to pay the plaintiff an amount of 5,000 dirhams as redress for the material and moral damages he suffered, and obligated her to pay fees and expenses

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