Boys -v- Chaplin; CA 1968

The plaintiff had been injured in a road accident in Malta. By the law of Malta, non-economic damage (pain and suffering, loss of amenity) was not actionable. Only financial loss was compensatable. The plaintiff brought proceedings in England. The court was asked whether the rule excluding liability for non-economic damage was part of the substantive law of Malta or concerned only the remedies which a Maltese court could provide.

Court: CA
Date: 01-Jan-1968
Judges: Lord Denning MR, Lord Upjohn
Links: Bailii,
References: [1968] 2 QB 1, [1967] EWCA Civ 3, [1968] 1 All ER 283, [1968] 2 WLR 328
Cited By:
  • Boys -v- Chaplin, HL, Appeal from, ([1971] AC 356, [1969] 3 WLR 322, [1969] 2 All ER 1085)

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