Res Ipsa Loquitur

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Res Ipsa Loquitur


The judge, when there is an absence of a proper explaination, is entitled to infer that the defendant's negligance has caused the event.

Scott V London and St Katherine Docks Co.

  • C was injured after bags of sugar fell onto him whilst he was waiting in D's warehouse.
  • No evidence towards D's negigance.

Three Requirements:

1] If the court finds from the evidence how and why an occurance took place then they


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