Caltex Oil Pty v The Dredge “WillemStad” [1976, Australia]

Facts

  •  The defendants damaged a pipeline which led to the claimant’s oil refinery, resulting in financial loss

Issue

  •  Could the claimants sue, as the pipeline was not owned by them

Decision

  •  Recovery allowed

Reasoning

  • There was foreseeable loss to a known claimant
RELATED CASE  Tomlinson v Congleton Borough Council [2003]

Posted in Tort Law Revision Notes.

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