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Tremain v Pike

Facts and Judgment
 Tremain v Pike [1969] 1 WLR 1556 The farm labourer contracted leptosporosis from handling materials on which rats had urinated. Held: 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    

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