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Walker Hobson & Hill Ltd v Johnson - [1981] 2 NZLR 532


High Court Wellington
11, 12, 13 May; 6 August 1981
Speight J
Negligence — Duty of care — Damages for negligent representations leading to economic loss — Defendant represented that he held an exclusive licence to mill timber — Plaintiff entered into a contract of option and expended money on research — Option expired but plaintiff continued its research — Defendant's licence was cancelled — Cancellation due to defendant defaulting on conditions in grant of licence — Existence of conditions unknown to plaintiff — Whether plaintiff entitled to damages.

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