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Weller v Foot and Mouth Disease Research Institute [1966] 1 QB  569

A virus escaped from the defendant’s premises and affected cattle rendering them unsaleable. The claimant, an auctioneer, brought an action under Rylands v Fletcher for loss of profit he would have made had the cattle not been so affected.

Held:

The claim failed. Pure economic loss is not recoverable under Rylands v Fletcher.
 
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