Geddis v Proprietors of Bann Reservoir

JurisdictionIreland
CourtHouse of Lords (Ireland)
Date1877
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76 cases
  • Cosgrove v Ryan
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • February 14, 2008
    ...did not shift the burden of disproving negligence to a defendant in a negligence claim. Geddis v. Proprietors of Bann Reservoir (1878) 3 App. Cas. 430; Manchester Corporation v. Farnworth [1930] A.C. 171 and Northwestern Utilities, Ld. London v. Guarantee and Accident Co. [1936] A.C. 108 no......
  • East Suffolk Rivers Catchment Board v Kent
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • December 9, 1940
    ...was made during the argument, as was natural, to the well-known words of Lord Blackburn in ( Geddis v. Bann Reservoir Proprietors 3 A.C. 430 at p. 455). "I take it, without citing cases, that it is now thoroughly well established that no action will lie for doing that which the legislature......
  • Lagan Navigation Company v Lambeg Bleaching, Dyeing and Finishing Company
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • January 1, 1927
    ...referred to authorised to do the particular work complained of, did it negligently and that therefore on the authority of Geddis v. Bann Reservoir Company, L.R. 3 App. Cases 430, they had no defence to the respondents' counterclaim. The Lord Chief Justice said, in delivering judgment in the......
  • Southwark and Vauxhall Water Company v Wandsworth Board of Works
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • Invalid date
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3 books & journal articles
  • The Law of Bureaucratic Negligence in South Africa: A Comparative Commonwealth Perspective
    • South Africa
    • Acta Juridica Nbr. , August 2019
    • August 15, 2019
    ...v Commonwealth [1951] 51 SR(NSW) 63 at 67, 70 & 72; Millar & Croak Pty Ltd v Auburn Municipal Council (1960) SR (NSW)398 at 400.10(1878) 3 App Cas 430 at 455–6 approved in Home Off‌ice v Dorset YachtCo Ltd [1970] 2 AllER 294.11See also Great Central Railway Co v Hewlett [1916] 2 AC 511. Con......
  • Mr Fletcher as the Quintessential Nigerian: Could a More In-Depth Analysis of the Rule in Rylands v Fletcher Reveala Uniquely Nigerian Tort?
    • South Africa
    • Journal of Comparative Law in Africa Nbr. , August 2019
    • August 16, 2019
    ...v Chelsea Waterworks Co (1894) 70 Lt 547; Dunne v North Western GasBoard [1964] 2 QB 806; Geddis v Proprietors of Bann Reservoir (1878) 3 App Cas 430;Charring Cross Electricity Co v Hydraulic Power Co [1914] 3 KB 772. See also NationalTelephone Co v Baker (1893) 2 Ch 186 and the accurate an......
  • State liability and accountability
    • South Africa
    • Acta Juridica Nbr. , August 2019
    • August 15, 2019
    ...established at least since MerseyDocks and Harbour Board Trustees v Gibbs (1866) LR 1 HL 93 and Geddis v Proprietors of BannReservoir (1878) 3 App Cas 430, which held that statutory bodies exercising statutory functionswere, in the absence of a contrary legislative intention, subject to the......

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