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    scott v shephard


    In the case of Scott v Shephard, also known as the "Fire of London" case, it's a classic example of tort law. Here's the gist: Shephard threw a lighted squib (a small firework) into a market crowd, and Scott, trying to avoid injury, threw it away. The squib ended up causing damage to another person's stall. The court ruled that Shephard's original act of throwing the squib made him liable for the resulting damages, even though Scott's actions may have contributed. It's a landmark case highlighting the principle of proximate cause in tort law, illustrating the consequences of reckless behavior.

    Apr 04 2024

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