R vs. Stephens (LR 1 QB 702)

Case Name: R v Stephens Citation: LR 1 QB 702 Jurisdiction: Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of England and Wales Judgment: The judgment in this case established that an individual could be indicted for a public nuisance on their premises caused by the actions of their servants, employees, agents, or subcontractors, even in … Read more

“Actus Dei Nemini Facit Injuriam,”(“The act of God causes no harm to anyone.”)

Introduction:- In the realm of law, there exists a guiding principle known as “Actus Dei Nemini Facit Injuriam,” which translates to “The act of God causes no harm to anyone.” This legal maxim reflects a profound concept that acknowledges the limitations of human responsibility in the face of unforeseen and uncontrollable natural events. The essence … Read more

Cundy v/s. Le Cocq 13 QB D. 207

Case Name:- Cundy v/s. Le Cocq Citation:- 13 QB D. 207 Jurisdiction:- This case was heard in the Queen’s Bench Division of the English High Court. Judgment:- This case established a precedent emphasizing the duty of care for sellers regarding the sale of potentially harmful goods and the responsibility to ensure they do not contribute … Read more

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

Nichols vs Marsland [1876] 2 Ex. D. 1

Case Name:- “Nichols v Marsland.” Citation:- “[1876] 2 Ex. D. 1.” Jurisdiction:- This case was heard in the Court of Exchequer Division in England. Judegment:-The judegment in Nichols v Marsland [1876] 2 Ex. D. 1 ruled in favor of the defendant, Marsland, stating that he was not liable for the damage caused by the escape … Read more