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Halsey v Esso Petroleum [1961]

Facts

  • From the defendant’s land emanated acid smuts which damaged the claimant’s car

Issue

  • Could damages and an injunction be claimed despite the fact that Esso’s nuisance was a public nuisance?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Special damage requirement satisfied
  • Damages may include those for inconvenience and pure economic loss
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