IP Draughts has invented a new game for people who have studied law. One person says the name of a well-known court case, and another person has to say something interesting about the case or the parties. However, the interesting fact has to be entirely irrelevant to the decision in the case. Let’s give a couple of examples:
Case: Hadley v Baxendale 1854 (leading case in both the UK and US on the distinction between direct and indirect/consequential losses in contracts; concerned late delivery of a spare part for a mill)
Interesting fact: Baxendale traded under the name Pickford & Co. In 2011, Pickfords continues to be a leading carrier in the UK, moving the house contents of nearly 140,000 people each year.
Case: Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking 1970 (leading English case on whether terms and conditions displayed in a multi-storey car park were binding on a customer; only visible after ticket taken at entrance)
Interesting fact: IP Draughts tried to park in Shoe Lane Parking (it is near Fleet Street, in London) 2 weeks ago. It is now a very old car park (see link to case report above; it was opened in 1964), appears to have been designed for small cars, and we couldn’t find a big enough space.