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Title: Federation, Fare Dodging and False Imprisonment - Mr Robertson's Evening Out
Contributor(s): Lunney, Mark (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: The decision of the 'Privy Council in the case of Robinson v The Balmain New Ferry Company Ltd' remains a part of many tort courses, and tort textbooks, in common law countries. I am as guilty of this as the many others to whom I refer. Yet the reason for including it tends to be to dismiss it as an aberration to a general rule, a case that is non-representative rather than paradigmatic. Whilst for doctrinal explanatory purposes this is a perfectly satisfactory way of dealing with the case, it is an interesting question to consider why the case did not set any kind of general principle – why the dog did not bark rather than why it did.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: The 18th British Legal History Conference: Judges and Judging, Oxford, UK, 2-5 July 2007
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 18th British Legal History Conference: Judges and Judging
Place of Publication: Oxford, UK
Field of Research (FOR): 220204 History and Philosophy of Law and Justice
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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