1. The end of the "fly in the bottle" case.

AuthorMitchell, Teresa
PositionBench Press

The Ontario man who successfully sued Culligan Water over dead flies in his bottled water has come to the end of his legal road. Martin Mustapha developed a major depression, phobia, and anxiety over the incident and was awarded damages at trial. However, the Ontario Court of Appeal set aside his award, and the Supreme Court of Canada agreed that his injuries could not have been foreseeable by Culligan. The Court was sympathetic: It wrote, "As a manufacturer of a consumable good, C owed M, the ultimate consumer of that good, a duty of care in supplying bottled water to him and it breached the standard of care by providing M with contaminated water. The requirement of personal injury, which includes serious and prolonged psychological injury, is also...

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