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Summary of Recent Cases, May 2017

15/05/17. Here is a summary of the recent notable court cases over the past month. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

Summary of Recent Cases - Substantive Law

Baker v KTM Sportmotorcycle UK Limited & another (2017) CA (Civ Div) (Lloyd Jones LJ, Hamblen LJ), 3rd May 2017

The respondent had purchased one of the appellant's motorbikes second hand from a dealer. The bike was two years old, fully serviced and with low mileage. The front brake seized in use and the respondent was thrown from the bike leading to injury. His claim against the appellant alleged that his injuries had been caused by a defect in the bike which was contrary to the Consumer Protection Act 1987. At first instance, the Judge upheld the respondent's claim, finding that galvanic corrosion was the probable cause of the seizure due to a...

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