New South Wales v Godfrey [2004, New Zealand]


  • An escaped prisoner caused mental injury to a newsagent


  • Could the prison authority be liable for this injury, given they did not successfully prevent the escape


  • No liability


  • The injury was not caused during the escape, therefore no liability – see Dorset Yacht 
RELATED CASE  Lister v Hesley Hall [2011]

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