Reid-Newfoundland Co v Anglo-American Telegraph Co Ltd: PC 1912

A railway company agreed not to transmit any commercial messages over a particular telegraph wire except for the benefit and account of the telegraph company.
Held: The railway company was liable to account as a trustee for the profits it wrongfully made from its use of the wire for commercial purposes.


[1912] AC 555



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CitedHM Attorney General v Blake (Jonathan Cape Ltd third Party intervening) HL 3-Aug-2000
Restitutionary Claim against Pofits from Breach
The author had written his book in breach of his duty of confidence. Having signed the Official Secrets Act, he accepted a contractual private law duty. After conviction as a spy, the publication of the book was in breach of the undertaking by not . .
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Contract, Damages

Updated: 12 May 2022; Ref: scu.180894