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donoghue vs stevenson
Updated: 9/12/2020
donoghue vs stevenson
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  • August 26, 1928
  • Glasgow Cafe
  • Glasgow Cafe
  • "Your stomach pain is from being in a severe form of shock and gastroenteritis."
  • Mr. Stevenson, you do not owe Ms. Donoghue any damages for negligence
  • xJudge/ court opinion on appeal:-Manufacturer owes a duty of care to future consumers -Breach of contract claimed but there was no contract between the parties of this case-In response judges said even with no contract there can still be a relationship between the two parties to complete duty-A duty is owed even if there is no contract
  • End result: -Court said manufactures have a duty to be reasonable in the way the eventual consumption of products are to be safe-The dissent states did not want common law principles to be changed drastically.-The dissent states said no "special duty" except to the manufacture of food aside from an implied.imposed contract.
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