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Another helping of popcorn

Some readers may remember an earlier article which highlighted a dispute between Trebor Bassett/Cadbury and ADT Fire and Security.

As a quick recap, ADT had designed a bespoke fire fighting system installed in a popcorn factory owned by a partnership which was a subsidiary of the confectioner Cadbury (Cadbury Partnership). When a fire started in the factory the ADT designed system failed and the factory was completely destroyed. The Cadbury Partnership sued ADT for the damages caused. The court found in favour of the Cadbury Partnership but reduced the award by 75% for its contributory negligence. This decision was upheld on appeal.