Transco Plc v United Utilities Water Plc: QBD 25 Oct 2005

The defendant’s employee closed off a valve, cutting off the gas supply to the claimant’s customers. The claimant incurred costs investigating and restoring the gas supply.
Held: The tort of wrongful interference with goods was made out. Physical damage included wrongful interference with goods, and that closing the valve was such interference.
Butterfield J
[2005] EWHC 2784 (QB)
England and Wales
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CitedD Pride and Partners (A Firm) and Others v Institute for Animal Health and Others QBD 31-Mar-2009
The claimants sought damages after the loss of business when the defendants’ premises were the source of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. The organism had escaped from their premises via a broken drain.
Held: Much of the damage claimed . .

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Updated: 21 July 2021; Ref: scu.331087