Jackson v Royal Bank of Scotland [2005]

Facts

  • Profit margins of the claimant merchant were leaked to the claimant’s buyer by his bank
  • Sales promptly ceased

Issue

  • How could the quantum of damages be assessed?

Decision

  • Not limited

Reasoning

  • The kind of loss was foreseeable by the bank, therefore profits for 4 years were awarded, a point after which uncertainty would cloud quantification of damages
RELATED CASE  L'Estrange v Graucob [1934]

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