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The party started as planned and the guests were suitably impressed by the food, drinks,
and, in particular, the entertainment. After the first round of entertainment, and during
the break, the fire-eater decided to rehearse his new fire-breathing trick in readiness for
the second round of entertainment. Without checking to ensure that no one was too
dangerously close by, he picked up his torch, lit it, filled his mouth with cheap vodka,
and proceeded to spit it out towards his torch with great force. The flame that shot out
set ablaze the wig of Dame Edna, a frail seventy-year-old guest nearby. Luckily, other
guests managed to beat off the wig and douse the flames, but not before she suffered
burns to her scalp. She also suffered severe mental trauma for the rest of the year and
had to seek psychiatric treatment.
Ada’s neighbour, Fifi, who had not been invited to the party, had been peeping enviously
through a gap in the hedge separating their homes and witnessed the accident unfolding.
Being rather fragile mentally, Fifi also suffered severe mental trauma requiring
psychiatric care upon witnessing Dame Edna struggling with her head ablaze and hearing
her blood-curdling screams.
Advise the following parties:
(i) Advise Dame Edna whether and from whom she can claim damages for loss and
(25%) (ii) Advise Fifi whether she would be able to claim her damages for loss and injury
against the same parties.
(Total: 50%) 3 LGST101 - End of Paper - 4...
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