Garret against Taylor

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date01 January 1791
Date01 January 1791
CourtCourt of the King's Bench

English Reports Citation: 79 E.R. 485

IN THE KING'S BENCH.

Garret against Taylor

Referred to, Mogul S. S. Co. v. M'Gregor, 1889-1892, 23 Q. B. D. 614; [1892], A. C. 25.

case 4. garret against taylor. [Referred to, MogulS. S. Co. v. M'Gregor, 1889-1892, 23 Q. B. D. 614 ; [1892], A. C. 25.] An action for misfeasance will lie for threatening the workmen or customers of another, so that he thereby loses profit. 2 Eoll. Eep. 162. Danv. Ab. 201. 1 Bac. Ab. 53, 54. Action on the case. Whereas he was a free mason, and used to sell stones, and to make stona-buildings, and was possessed of a lease for divers years to come of a stone-pit in Hedington, in the county of Oxford, and digged divers stories there, as well to sell as to build withal; that the defendant, to discredit and to deprive him of the commodity of the said mine, imposed so many and so great threats upon his workmen, and all comers disturbed, threatening to mayhem and vex them with auits if they bought any stones; whereupon they all desisted from buying, and the others from working, &c. Alter judgment by nihil dicit for the plaintiff, and damages found by inquisition to fifteen pounds, it was moved in arrest of judgment, that this action lay not; for nothing is...

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4 cases
  • Rookes v Barnard
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 21 January 1964
    ...be explained on the ground of nuisance, or some other recognized tort, but some cannot, and I think that, of these. ( Garret v. Taylor Cro. Jac. 567) and, more particularly, Tarleton v. M'Gawley (1 Peake 270) cannot be so explained, and I agree with your Lordships that the existence of thi......
  • OBG Ltd and another v Allan and Others
    • United Kingdom
    • House of Lords
    • 2 May 2007
    ...do so…" Causing loss by unlawful means 6 The tort of causing loss by unlawful means has a different history. It starts with cases like Garret v Taylor (1620) Cro Jac 567, in which the defendant was held liable because he drove away customers of Headington Quarry by threatening them with may......
  • Northern Territory v Mengel
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • Invalid date
  • Beaudesert Shire Council v Smith
    • Australia
    • High Court
    • Invalid date

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