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Hedley Byrne v. Heller

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  1. & Partners Ltd. [1963] 2 All E.R. 575 is the decision of the House of Lords that first recognized the possibility of liability for pure economic loss, not dependent on any contractual relationship, for negligent statements

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  2. The court found that the relationship between the parties was "sufficiently proximate" as to create a duty of care

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  3. The basis of this liability was variously held to be an "assumption of responsibility" to the claimant, a "special relationship" between the parties, or a relationship "equivalent to contract"

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  4. Donoghue v. Stevenson [1932] A.C. 562 may be regarded as a milestone, and the well-known passage in Lord Atkin's speech should I think be regarded as a statement of principle

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  5. The significance in legal history and developments is the application of principles over authority (being precedence)

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