Howmet Ltd v Economy Devices Ltd and Others: CA 31 Aug 2016

Appeal by the owners of a factory which suffered fire damage against a judgment dismissing their action. The owners claimed damages against the manufacturers of a device which, they said, should have prevented the fire from occurring. This takes us back to the basic principles of the law of tort and in particular to Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562, which is almost the first case that any law student studies.

Arden, Jackson LJJ, Sir Robert Akenhead
[2016] EWCA Civ 847
Consumer Protection Act 1987, Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945, Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
England and Wales
CitedDonoghue (or M’Alister) v Stevenson HL 26-May-1932
Decomposed Snail in Ginger Beer Bottle – Liability
The appellant drank from a bottle of ginger beer manufactured by the defendant. She suffered injury when she found a half decomposed snail in the liquid. The glass was opaque and the snail could not be seen. The drink had been bought for her by a . .

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Negligence, Contract

Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.568791