Facts and Judgment
Tremain v Pike  1 WLR 1556
The farm labourer contracted leptosporosis from handling materials on which rats had urinated.
The defendant was not liable. It was not known at the time that leptosporosis could be transmitted in this way. Whilst it was foreseeable he may contract the disease by a rat bite the way he contracted the disease was not foreseeable. Back to lecture outline on remoteness of damage