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Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. v. Mort’s Dock & Engineering Co., Ltd. (The Wagon Mound No. 2)
Citation:1 A.C. 617, 3 W.L.R. 498, 2 All E.R. 709 (1967)
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Overseas Tankship Ltd. V. Miller Steamship Co. “Wagon Mound No. 2”
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The Wagon Mound, a ship owned by Overseas Tankship (U.K.) Ltd. (Defendant), leaked oil into the harbor. After the Defendant’s ship left the harbor, the oil caught on fire and damaged the dock and two ships. Miller Steamship Co. (Plaintiff), the owner of the ships that were damaged by the fire, sued the Defendant for negligence and nuisance.
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