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  AC 562, which is almost the first case that any law student studies.
Arden, Jackson LJJ, Sir Robert Akenhead
 EWCA Civ 847
Consumer Protection Act 1987, Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945, Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994
England and Wales
Cited – Donoghue (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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Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.568791