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Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v. Mort's Dock and Engineering Co, Ltd (a.k.a. Wagon Mound No. 1)

UKPC 2 (Privy Council 1961)

tl;dr: Plaintiff's wharf was damaged due to a fire on the water caused by Defendant's oil spill. Court finds lack of proximate cause because the fire on the water was not reasonably foreseeable.

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Facts:Defendant's ship spilled a large quantity of oil into the...

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Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v. Mort's Dock and Engineering Co, Ltd (a.k.a. Wagon Mound No. 1)

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