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MoD owed duty of care to off-duty drunk soldier

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    Jebson v Ministry of Defence [2000] 1 WLR 2055 CA (0 other reports)

In Jebson v Ministry of Defence, the Court of Appeal awards damages to a soldier who, while off duty and drunk, fell from a moving army lorry. The decision follows Jolley v Sutton LBC [2000] 1 WLR 1082 in affirming that the exact circumstances of an accident do not have to be predicted to enable a compensation claim to succeed on foreseeability.