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n Without Prejudice - Snail in the ginger beer : not the law reports
The Association of French Chefs v Butterworths Law Publishers
Foss-Harbottle J : The Association of French Chefs has sued a well-known law book publisher for propagating the calumny that gingered snails are to be avoided. One of the best known cases of wrongfully caused damages in English law is Donoghue v Stevenson which was a judgement of the House of Lords in England in 1932. Mrs Donoghue sued a Paisley (a town in Renfrewshire county, Scotland) ginger beer manufacturer, Mr Stevenson, after allegedly drinking some ginger beer from an opaque bottle in which a decomposed snail was subsequently found. She claimed that three days later she still suffered from gastroenteritis and shock.
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