Bolton v Stone: CA 2 Jan 1949

(Reversed, but dicta of Oliver J approved)


[1949] 2 All ER 851


England and Wales


Appeal fromBolton v Stone KBD 1949
The plaintiff was hit by a cricket ball hit from a cricket ground, and sought damages.
Oliver J described the balancing exercise required in nuisance cases: ‘Whether such an act does constitute a nuisance must be determined not merely by an . .

Cited by:

Appeal fromBolton v Stone HL 10-May-1951
The plaintiff was injured by a prodigious and unprecedented hit of a cricket ball over a distance of 100 yards. He claimed damages in negligence.
Held: When looking at the duty of care the court should ask whether the risk was not so remote . .
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Updated: 12 May 2022; Ref: scu.190137