1 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.
2 Donoghue suffered from illness & shock
from the drink, sued the company Stevenson
3 Originally there had to be a diret buy from the
manufacturer, before the buyer could sue the seller
4 There was no relationship within this case as
Donoghue's friend had purchased the bottle
not directly from Stevenson but from a cafe.
5 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