Parker v South Eastern Railway Co: CA 1877

The plaintiff took a parcel to a railway company depot for delivery, and received a ticket on which were printed conditions including a disclaimer. On the front of the ticket were printed the words ‘see back’. The jury was asked only if they concluded that he knew of the condition.
Held: A re-trial was ordered on the company’s appeal. The judge’s direction was incorrect. The plaintiff would not be bound if he did not know there was writing on the ticket, but will be if he knows there is writing and that it contains conditions, or even if he knows there is writing, but not that it contains conditions, provided the jury was satisfied that reasonable notice had been given that the ticket did contain conditions.
(1877) 2 CPD 416, (1877) 46 LJQB 768
England and Wales
Cited by:
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Incorporation of Onerous Terms Requires More Care
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Held: The plaintiff had not . .

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Updated: 04 June 2021; Ref: scu.182802

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