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Calvert v William Hill Credit Ltd [2009]

Facts

  • The claimant, an obsessive gambler, asked William Hill to terminate his telephone gambling account
  • This was not done by the defendants
  • The claimant proceeded to use the telephone gambling facility to lose a significant amount of money (£2.1 million)

Issue

  • Could Calvert recover for his loss

Decision

  • No recovery

Reasoning

  • Although William hill failed in their duty of care to Calvert, he would have lost money to another company, therefore no liability
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