Mercur Island Shipping Corporation v Laughton: 1983

Union officials blacked a ship, with the result that the plaintiff shipowners were unable to perform a time charter.
Held: The tort of indirect wrongful interference in contractual relations required an intention on the part of the defendants to procure the breach of contract. The intention existed because the defendants must have known that the ship was about to sail pursuant to a contract of carriage and diminishing the earnings under the contract was the only way of putting pressure on the shipowners.

Lod Diplock
[1983] 2 AC 571
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedDouglas and others v Hello! Ltd and others (No 3) CA 18-May-2005
The principal claimants sold the rights to take photographs of their wedding to a co-claimant magazine (OK). Persons acting on behalf of the defendants took unauthorised photographs which the defendants published. The claimants had retained joint . .

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Torts – Other

Updated: 20 December 2021; Ref: scu.225471