Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. v. Morts Dock & Engineering Co., Ltd. “Wagon Mound No. 1”

Privy Council, 1961.

[1961] A.C. 388.

Prosser, pp. 297-300


Facts: The plaintiff operated a dock that was destroyed when the defendants’ boat dumped furnace oil that later caught fire.  The plaintiffs prevailed at trial, and the defendants appealed.








Conclusion: The decision of the trial court was reversed.


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