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Griffith v. Brymer

King’s Bench Division
19 T.L.R. 434 (1903)


Facts

On June 24, 1902, Murray Griffith (plaintiff) agreed to rent a room from W.E. Brymer (defendant) in order to view the king’s coronation procession, which was scheduled for June 26. Griffith paid Brymer 100 pounds. Approximately one hour prior to the parties’ agreement, unbeknownst to the parties at the time, it was determined that the king would undergo surgery and that the coronation procession would therefore be cancelled. Griffith sued Brymer to recover his payment.

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