After I preached on the parable of the Good Samaritan a few weeks ago, a member of my congregation told me about this story and forwarded this information to me. I find it interesting that in 1932 a judge could base a legal ruling on a verse from the Bible. I wonder if that could happen today?
How a case about a snail gave power to modern consumers and launched a million lawsuits.
This is the story of how our modern law of negligence came about all because of a fizzy drink.
And a mollusc from Paisley in Scotland.
The mollusc in question was a common snail that ended its days in a bottle of ginger beer. It made legal history in the 1932 case of Donoghue v Stevenson.
Read the rest here.