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Barret v Ministry of Defence [1995]

Facts

  •  A drunk serviceman collapsed on the floor of a bar
  • He was taken to his bed, where he subsequently chocked on his own vomit and died

Issue

  •  Could the MoD be held responsible, as they moved him

Decision

  •  Liability allowed

Reasoning

  • The position of the serviceman was worsened the MoD, responsibility had been (partly) assumed
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