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In re Arbitration Between Polemis and Furness, Withy & Co., Ltd.
Citation:3 K.B. 560 (1921)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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In re Arbitration between Polemis and Furness, Withy & Co., Ltd
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A group chartering a ship (Defendants) loaded the ship with cargo, including petrol. While unloading the cargo, one of the Defendants’ employees knocked a board into the ship’s hold where the petrol was located, creating a spark that set fire to the entire ship. The owner of the ship (Plaintiff) sued the Defendants for negligently causing the total loss of the ship. The Defendants argued that it was not foreseeable that letting the board fall into the hold would cause a fire.
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