Cory v Burr: HL 1883

”Seizure’ seems to be a larger term than ‘capture’ and goes beyond it, and may reasonably be interpreted to embrace every act of taking forcible possession either by a lawful authority or by overpowering force.’


Lord FitzGerald, Earl of Selborne LC, Lord Blackburn and Lord Bramwell


(1882-83) LR 8 App Cas 393, 1883 WL 19057


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedKuwait Airways Corporation and Another v Kuwait Insurance Company SAK and others HL 11-Mar-1999
The airline’s airplanes were taken in the invasion of Kuwait. The company sought to claim on its insurance.
Held: This was a matter of construing the particular terms of the insurance contracts. As regards the claims under the insurance . .
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Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.190116