In 1928 a friend bought May Donoghue a bottle of
giniger beer, could not see the contents within the
bottle. Drank majority but when poured in the glass
discovered a decomposed snail.
Donoghue suffered from illness & shock
from the drink, sued the company Stevenson
Originally there had to be a diret buy from the
manufacturer, before the buyer could sue the seller
There was no relationship within this case as
Donoghue's friend had purchased the bottle
not directly from Stevenson but from a cafe.
Case went to an appeal to the House of Lords, delivered a decision
favour Donoghue 3-2. The Judgment was delivered by Lord Atkin where
the judgment was accepted as the ratio decidendi of the case and
therefore consttitute the binding precedent