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Glasgow Corp v Muir [1943]

Facts

  • Some children entered a tearoom
  • One of the children, the claimant, was scalded by the upturning of an urn of tea

Issue

  • Could the owner of the tearoom be liable for the scalding

Decision

  • No liability

Reasoning

  • Although the owner had a duty of care towards patrons, it was not foreseeable that a child entering the tearoom would be scalded
  • There could have been, nor should have been, any further precautions taken to protect against such an incident
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