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Nitrigin Eireann v Inco

[1992] 1 All ER 854

Case summary last updated at 18/01/2020 16:29 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Nitrigin Eireann v Inco

D supplied faulty pipes to P. The first cracking in the pipes merely required P to spend money on repair. The second cracking damaged P’s other property. P sued D for both instances. May J held that the original cracking was purely for the cost of repair and therefore economic loss which, other than in special circumstances (see week 3) was not recoverable in negligence. However the second cracking led to damage of property and could therefore go ahead. 

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