BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd v Chevron Shipping Company; Same v Chevron Tankers (Bermuda) Ltd; Same v Chevron Transport Corporation: OHCS 26 Jan 1999

Where an action had been delayed beyond the five year prescription period because of an error induced by the party sued, the prescriptive period did not restart until the party was disabused of its mistake.


Lord Dawson


Times 06-May-1999, [1999] ScotCS 31




Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 6



Cited by:

Appeal fromBP Exploration Operating Co Ltd v Chevron Shipping Company and Chevron Tankers (Bermuda) Ltd and Chevron Transport Corporation SCS 13-Apr-2000
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At Outer HouseBP Exploration Operating Co Ltd v Chevron Transport (Scotland) HL 18-Oct-2001
A ship owned by the defenders caused substantial damage whilst moored at the claimant’s docks. The claim was made against different members of the defendants as they asserted and denied responsibility. The last company asserted that the claim was . .
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Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.78533