Breeknock Co. vs. Pritchard (6 TR 750)

Case Name: Breeknock Co. vs. Pritchard Citation: 6 Term Reports 750 (6 TR 750) Jurisdiction: English courts Judgment:-The case involved a contract for building and maintaining a bridge over a river for a fixed term. A severe flood, considered an “act of God,” destroyed the bridge within the specified timeframe. The court ruled that despite … Read more

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

Nugent vs. Smith (1876) 1 C.P.D. 423

Case Name: Nugent v Smith Citation: (1876) 1 C.P.D. 423 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Judgement: The court held that the storm in question was indeed an Act of God, meeting the legal criteria. It emphasized its sudden, violent, and uncontrollable nature, making it impossible to foresee or prevent. As a result, Mr. Nugent was not … Read more