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Anglo Overseas Transport v Titan Industrial Group [1959]

Facts

  • An agent purchased space on a ship for his principal, who intended to use the space to ship goods
  • The principal failed to deliver the goods to the ship on time

Issue

  • Was the principal liable to the agent for the cost of the space on the ship?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • A principal is obliged to indemnify his agent for all expenses incurred in the performance of his duties within his actual authority
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