Krell v. Henry

Court of Appeal, 1903.

2 K.B. 740.

Dawson, pp. 675-678


Facts: The plaintiff offered to rent out his rooms overlooking a street where processions to the royal coronation were going to take place.  The defendant offered to pay £75 to rent the rooms in order to watch the processions.  The defendant put down £25.  The king got sick and the processions didn’t happen.  The defendant refused to pay.  The plaintiff sued for the remaining £50 and the defendant countersued for the £25 deposit.  The trial court dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint and gave judgment for the defendant on his counterclaim.  The plaintiff appealed.










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