Merryweather v Nixan

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date1799
Date1799
CourtKing's Bench Division
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31 cases
  • Lister v Romford Ice and Cold Storage Company Ltd
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal
    • October 26, 1955
    ...fifth Edition, reads: " (1799) 8 T.R., 186: a decision of Lord Kenyon, C.J., which was much criticised later" – this is speaking of Herryweather v. Nixon – "both in and out of the Courts, but mainly because the Chief Justice was regarded as having decided that there never can be contributio......
  • Mark Stephen Hotchin v The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Ltd
    • New Zealand
    • Supreme Court
    • March 15, 2016
    ...not apply if a tortfeasor is seeking contribution from a person who is not a tortfeasor (and, unless the rule in Merryweather v Nixan (1799) 8 D & E 186, 101 ER 1337 (KB) is overruled, neither is equitable contribution available). Nor does the 1936 NZ Act apply to non tortfeasors seeking co......
  • Iarnnód Éireann v Ireland
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • July 16, 1996
    ...General [1986] I.L.R.M. 136. In re The Matrimonial Home Bill, 1993 [1994] 1 I.R. 305; [1994] 1 I.L.R.M. 241. Merryweather v. Nixan (1799) 8 Term Rep. 186; 101 E.R. 1337. The Mirafloras and The Abadesa [1967] 1 A.C. 826; [1967] 2 W.L.R. 806; [1967] 1 All E.R. 672; 111 Sol. Jo. 211; [1967] 1 ......
  • Defender Ltd v HSBC France (1), Defender Ltd v HSBC France (2)
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • July 3, 2020
    ...rule, but rather to build upon the provisions of the Tortfeasor's Act 1951 and reverse the principle in Merryweather v. Nixan (1799) 8 T.R. 186, 101 E.R 1337: namely, that if one defendant in tort satisfied the plaintiff's judgment, or was the subject of execution by the plaintiff for the ......
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  • Contribution between Wrongdoers - Is the Damage Sufficiently Related?
    • New Zealand
    • Canterbury Law Review No. 28-2021, January 2021
    • January 1, 2021
    ...There is still, however, the control that the contribution parties must each be liable for the same damage. 4 Merryweather v Nixan (1799) 8 Term Rep. 186. 14 [Vol 28, 2021] It is, in that respect, important to be aware that the history of the current legislation in England provided little, ......

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