Abu Dhabi Court Orders Man to Pay Dhs7,000 for Sending Too Many Social Media Messages


A man in Abu Dhabi has been ordered to pay another man Dhs7,000 in compensation for the material and moral damages he incurred after being bombarded with social media messages.

Maybe the defendant was trying to set a record for the longest social media message chain?

So next time you’re thinking about sending someone a message on social media, think twice. You don’t want to end up in court!

The case dates back to an earlier time when the plaintiff filed a lawsuit against the defendant, requesting that he be obligated to pay him Dhs30,000 for the damages he incurred, as well as obligating him to pay the fees and expenses of the lawsuit.

The plaintiff explained that the defendant disturbed him by sending him too many messages on a social media platform. The plaintiff added that a criminal case was filed over the incident, and the court convicted the defendant, fined him Dhs3,000 and ordered the confiscation of the phone he used in the crime.

So really, his attempt to change the plaintiff’s mind about the original fine just ended up getting him another lawsuit.

The defendant appealed the verdict, but the court upheld it.

The court explained that the case papers proved that the defendant made a mistake and disturbed the plaintiff, according to what was established in the penal verdict, and that the plaintiff incurred material and moral damages.

The court then ordered the defendant to pay Dhs7,000 to the plaintiff in compensation for all damages.

Moral of the story: Don’t be a social media pest! If you send too many messages to someone, you could end up paying for it.


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