New South Wales v Godfrey [2004, New Zealand]

Facts

  • An escaped prisoner caused mental injury to a newsagent

Issue

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

Decision

  • No liability

Reasoning

  • 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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