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12:50 Sep 24, 2011
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Eindruck nicht ... beim Kläger entstehen durfte
Hi, can anyone please clarify the second part of this sentence to me.

"müsste sich die Beklagte die Frage gefallen lassen, ob dieser Eindruck nicht auch berechtigterweise beim Kläger entstehen durfte"

Does this mean that the "defendant must submit to the question whether this impression should not have been legitimately created by the plaintiff" or am I wrong in understanding the second part of the sentence, which I believe, I am . Please clarify.

Awaiting your helpful response.

Regards

Sophie
Sophie_S
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5whether the complainant might not be justified in believing this
Alison Kirkland
3whether or not the same impression might also legitimately apply to the plaintiffKM Prince
3this impression ... could not (with good reason) arise for the plaintiffHorst Huber
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whether the complainant might not be justified in believing this


Explanation:
Actually I think the phrase makes sense as it stands.

"the defendant/person who is the subject of the complaint must ask himself/herself whether the complainant might not be justified in believing this"

i .e. whether he/she (the complainant) is right in believing he/she has been wrongly treated and has good reason to complain.

Except that taken out of context (as you understandably had to in order to post it as a question, Eindruck nicht ... beim Kläger entstehen durfte looks like it means "the complainant should not be allowed to get the impression" (e. g.: the impression that no-one is listening). In this case, however, "durfen" means "may" as in "might well get the impression that ..." and not "to be allowed to"

Is this about, say, an employee who has been the subject of a complaint bby a customer, or a court case?


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Alison Kirkland
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this impression ... could not (with good reason) arise for the plaintiff


Explanation:
Just to construe the meaning.

Horst Huber
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whether or not the same impression might also legitimately apply to the plaintiff


Explanation:
If this is true, then the defendant might ask whether or not the same impression might also legitimately apply to the plaintiff.

KM Prince
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Actually there's not much to the sentence. The complete sentence is:

"Träfe dies zu, dann müsste sich die Beklagte die Frage gefallen lassen, ob dieser Eindruck nicht auch berechtigterweise beim Kläger entstehen durfte."

Regards

Sophie

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