Cases: Tort Law

SCM Ltd v WJ Whittall & Son Ltd [1971] 1 Q.B. 337

SCM Ltd v WJ Whittall & Son Ltd [1971] 1 Q.B. 337 is a Tort law case concerning duty of care. Facts: The defendants, a building contractors, negligently damaged the cable and thus cut off the electricity supply for several factories, including the one of the claimants. The defendants sought to argue that they owed…

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Kennaway v Thompson [1981] Q.B. 88

Kennaway v Thompson [1981] Q.B. 88 is a Tort Law case concerning nuisance. Facts: Defendants were the representatives of the boat club that operated since 1960s. In 1972, the claimant moved into the lake house near the club. Since that date, the club itself grew and became more active, therefore, got noisier. Consequently, the claimant…

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Flint v Lovell [1935] 1 K.B. 354

Flint v Lovell [1935] 1 K.B. 354 is a Tort Law case concerning negligence. Facts: Claimant got into a car accident with the defendant as a result of which he suffered personal injuries. Alongside this, his life expectancy materially shortened after the accident. Therefore, he brought the action against Mr. and Mrs. Lovells and claimed damages….

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Jones v Livox Quarries Ltd [1952] 2 Q.B. 608

Jones v Livox Quarries Ltd [1952] 2 Q.B. 608 is a Tort Law case concerning contributory negligence.  Facts: Claimant was an employee of the defendants. He was going from work to the canteen for lunch. Contrary to the instructions, he jumped on the back of one of the defendants’ taxcavators to obtain the lift. The…

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Badger v Ministry of Defence [2005] EWHC 2941 (QB)

Badger v Ministry of Defence [2005] EWHC 2941 (QB) is a Tort Law case concerning contributory negligence.  Facts: Claimant was an employee of the defendants. In 2002, he died of lung cancer which was partly caused by the exposure to asbestos dust due to defendants’ negligence. However, he was also a smoker during almost the…

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