Obama cousin's 'stress claim' dismissed
The County Court at Central London was the venue for the widely reported case brought by a cousin of Barack Obama for stress and harassment against her former employees, the Metropolitan Police. Ms Auma claimed damages in the region of £400,000 for what she asserted was a conspiracy over a several of years and involving a number of MPS officers and staff to bully and victimise her: the allegation that they regularly passed wind whilst stood by her desk was the reported in newspapers around the world.
After a trial lasting just over 7 days the Claimant agreed to the dismissal of her claim with her solicitors contributing £30,000 to the MPS’s costs.
Iain Daniels, instructed by Stephen Johnson at Plexus Law, appeared on behalf of the MPS.