Rose v Miles [1815]


  • A canal was blocked by the defendant, causing a public nuisance


  • Could a private claimant sue for damages due to the nuisance’s effect on the costs of transporting goods via that route?


  • Yes


  • The claimant had suffered special damage over and above the class mainly affected by the nuisance
RELATED CASE  Maguire v Sephton Metropolitan Borough Council [2006]

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