Donoghue vs StevensonLSM009Po
This print records one of the most famous cases in English common law.
The facts (as if you need reminding) were as follows:
One Sunday in August 1928 Mrs. May Donoghue ordered an ice cream float from a Paisley cafﾎ. The proprietor brought the ice-cream in a tumbler and poured some 'D. Stevenson' ginger beer over it. Mrs D. took a drink and found the decomposed remains of a snail in the ginger beer. Suffering from severe gastro-enteritis, she issued a writ against David Stevenson, claiming ﾣ500 in damages. The case reached the House of Lords where the historic decision was made in Mrs D's favour.
This print shows a Stevenson's Ginger Beer bottle with a snail on top. Below it appears Lord Atkinson's "good neighbour" principle which has underpinned the law of negligence ever since.
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|Dimensions (In Inches) :||11.5" x 8"|
|Medium/Material :||Archival Paper|
|Framing Suggestions :||A white mount of 2"-4" and a thick black/brown wooden frame|
|Artist/Brand :||Carbolic Smoke Ball Co.|