Forward vs. Pittard (1785) 1 TR 27

Case Name: Forward v. Pittard (1785) 1 Term Reports 27 (1 TR 27) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Judgement: The judgment in this case established that events caused by the elementary forces of nature, such as storms, tempests, lightning, or extraordinary high tides, fall under the category of an “act of God.” In this case, the … Read more

Ashby vs. White (1730) 2 Ld Raym 938

Case Name: Ashby v. White Citation: (1730) 2 Ld Raym 938 Jurisdiction: England (United Kingdom) Judgement: The court held that Matthew Ashby had a legal right to vote according to the laws at that time. However, James White, a constable, unfairly denied him this right by preventing him from voting. The court emphasized the principle … Read more