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Teheran-Europe v ST Belton (Tractors) [1968]

Facts

  • An undisclosed English agent for Teheran-Europe (a Persian company) purchased compressors from ST Belton
  • The compressors were defective

Issue

  • Could Teheran-Europe, the undisclosed foreign principal, reveal itself to ST Belton, the third party, and sue it for the defective compressors?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • There is no reason why a foreign principal cannot sue
  • The old contrary presumption was quashed by this case
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