As a result, until recently, restitutionary claims were disallowed when a promise could not be implied in fact. By cl.7 of the defence, the appellant simply denied that there had been a total failure of consideration. 110–111) disappeared in the middle ages. Even so, the statement in the brochure was insufficient, in my view, to bring to the attention of the plaintiff the limitation clauses contained in the ticket terms and conditions. The action to recover money paid on a total failure of consideration is on a common money count for money had and received to the use of the plaintiff. -- Download Hungerfords v Walker (1989) 171 CLR 125 as PDF--Save this case. This item appears on. 10. The Mikhail Lermontov or Baltic Shipping Company v Dillon 1 Lloyd's Rep 579 and (1993) 176 CLR 344 is an Australian contract law case, on the incorporation of exclusion clauses and damages for breach of contract or restitution for unjust enrichment. This item appears on. [51] Arris v Stukley[52] is an example. "the sum which the (purchasers) had to spend to put themselves in the position which they would have been if the (suppliers) had carried out their contract". Facts. Even if the buyer has had the use and enjoyment of chattels or goods purportedly supplied under the contract for a limited time, the use and enjoyment of the chattels or goods has been held not to amount to the receipt of part of the contractual consideration. These conditions and regulations are available to all passengers at any CTC Cruises offices... was sufficient to discharge the obligation which rested upon the defendant in this regard.See The Eagle. The ship sank with the Respondent in it, and the Respondent suffered great physical and mental injury. So far as incorporation of the exclusion clause went, he held that the contract was made on 6 December, so no new terms could be introduced when the balance of the cruise fare was paid. LOADING ... BalticShipping.com. I do not understand how, viewed from the perspective of failure of consideration, the enjoyment of those benefits was "entirely negated by the catastrophe which occurred upon departure from Picton",[2]:668 to repeat the words of the primary judge. In the event of such substitution the Passenger shall have the option of accepting such substitute or of cancelling this contract. 406, at p 406 (93 ER 598, at p 599). An entire contract or, perhaps more accurately, an entire obligation is one in which the consideration for the payment of money or for the rendering of some other counter-performance is entire and indivisible. So, in Dies v British and International Mining and Finance Corporation,[16] the plaintiff bought arms for the price of 135,000 pounds, paying 100,000 pounds in advance. However, he said that sufficient notice may have been given of some terms and conditions printed on the ticket so as to incorporate them. In this class of case the plaintiff may be entitled to recover so long as the payment remains conditional. Thus, I would allow the amount claimed under this head."[2]:668. A widow, Mrs Joan Dillon, bought a cruise from a charterer's travel brochure on the cruise ship MS Mikhail Lermontov (named after the Russian poet, Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov). I have come to the conclusion in the present case that the respondent is not entitled to recover the cruise fare on either of the grounds just discussed. The merits of this argument, which will be considered below, do not necessarily depend on the availability of damages for disappointment and distress. Kirby P,[3]:26 with whom Gleeson CJ agreed on this point,[3]:7 noted that the appellant had urged that there was no total failure of consideration as "(t)he respondent had had the benefit of eight of fourteen days of an idyllic cruise." In 1846, when Pollock CB held in Walstab v Spottiswoode that it was not possible to combine a claim for damages with one for restitution, the restitutionary action was brought on the writ of indebitatus assumpsit,[42] was essentially a procedural development, simplifying recovery and providing a more convenient or more summary remedy). In cases of tort it is equally plain that there had to be a choice between an action on a fictitious assumpsit (waiving the tort) and seeking damages for the tort. What she contracted for was a relaxing holiday experience. I would therefore conclude that, even if the respondent had an entitlement to recover the cruise fare, Carruthers J. and the majority of the Court of Appeal erred in allowing restitution of the balance of the fare along with damages for breach of contract. Respondent (Dillon) made a booking for a cruise with the Appellant (Baltic Shipping Co). And she is entitled to recover as well damages for negligence. He continued: "If the plaintiff elects to proceed in this favourable way (on the indebitatus assumpsit ), it is a bar to his bringing another action upon the agreement; though he might recover more upon the agreement, than he can by this form of action. The terms and conditions are available on request and are contained in CTC Cruises' Passenger Tickets. 5. 7. 11. Conclusion: the respondent cannot recover the fare and damages for breach of contract, 30. DILLON AND OTHERS v. BALTIC SHIPPING CO. (THE “MIKHAIL LERMONTOV”) [1991] 2 Lloyd's Rep. 155 AUSTRALIASUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALESCOURT OF APPEAL Before Gleeson, C.J., Kirby P. and Mahoney J.A. The consequence of the respondent's enjoyment of the benefits provided under the contract during the first eight full days of the cruise is that the failure of consideration was partial, not total. So, in Whincup v Hughes,[12] the plaintiff apprenticed his son to a watchmaker for six years for a premium which was paid. Restitution Baltic Shipping Co v Dillon (1991) 22 NSWLR 1 Pavey and Mathews v Paul (1987) 162 CLR 221 Craven-Ellis v Cannons Ltd [1936] 2 KB 403 David Securities Pty Ltd v Commonwealth. Would the respondent be entitled to a return of the fare if, owing to failure of the ship's engines, the ship was unable to proceed on the last leg of the cruise to Sydney and it became necessary to airlift the respondent to Sydney? Baltic Shipping Company V Dillon - Facts. Baltic Shipping Co v Dillon (at p 391): "As a general rule, however, absent an indication to the contrary, a payment, made otherwise than to obtain the title to land or goods, should be regarded as having been made unconditionally, or no longer the subject of a condition, if the payee has performed work or It would not be reasonable to treat the appellant's right to retain the fare as conditional upon complete performance when the appellant is under a liability to provide substantial benefits to the respondent during the course of the voyage. In the event of such cancellation or in the event of its inability to arrange a substitute the Company agrees to make travel arrangements for the onward passage to the place of scheduled disembarkation and return to the Passenger a proportional amount of his passage money less expenses incurred by the Company in respect of such onward passage. Baltic Shipping Company v Dillon: lt;p|>||||| | |This article is about the court case. In determining that question it is material to ascertain whether the payee is required by the contract to perform work and incur expense before completing this performance of his or her obligations under the contract. See Fay per Mr. Justice Brennan at p. 402. At trial, the respondent's claim was refined so as to extend only to the balance of the fare not already refunded by the appellant, that balance being $1,417.50. And thus, it is held, there is a total failure of consideration. In the Court of Appeal,[3] the appellant challenged the finding that there was a total failure of consideration. There are several reasons. It was necessary to plead the fictitious assumpsit until the enactment of s.3 of the Common Law Procedure Act 1852 (Eng.). This rule, although it has been said to be a stipulation introduced into such contracts by custom and not the result of applying some abstract principle,[26] would certainly exclude a restitutionary claim on facts analogous to those in the present case. If the payee is so required then, unless the contract manifests a contrary intention, it would be unreasonable to hold that the payee's right to retain the payment is conditional upon performance of the contractual obligations.[22]. He concluded that the contract of carriage was an entire one. List: LLB260 - … The decision is explicable either on the ground that the seller accepted the plaintiff's repudiation and thus itself effected the discharge of the contract[17] or on the ground that the payment was a mere part payment, the right to which depended upon performance of the contract and was thus conditional. Baltic Shipping – distress and disappointment flowing directly from contractual breach 5. Furthermore, if it had been intended that no contract should come into existence before the issue and acceptance of the ticket, no consideration moved from the defendant to support the defendant's right (asserted in the booking form) to retain the fare if the passage is cancelled within 60 days of sailing. However, as the issue of such ticket was required by an antecedent contract, the defendant was not entitled to introduce new conditions of carriage by printing them on the ticket. Nor is rescission ab initio a precondition for recovery. What the Tribunal said in Eaton v Owens was: ‘5 If personal injuries are caused by a tort, or by a breach of contract, compensation for disappointment and distress is a component of the amount awarded for pain and suffering: Baltic Shipping Company v Dillon (1992- 93) 176 CLR 344 @ 359-360 (tort) and 362 (contract). [58] We now know the effect of discharge to be different and, as Fibrosa indicates, nothing more than that usual effect is necessary to ground the action to recover money paid on a total failure of consideration. This does not mean that freight is earned prior to delivery: it will be earned upon shipment only if the parties expressly so stipulate). In Baltic Shipping Co v Dillon (1993) 176 CLR 344, the High Court found that damages for disappointment and distress are recoverable for breach of contract if the object of the contract is to provide enjoyment, relaxation or freedom from molestation. There can, of course, be no such failure when the plaintiff's unwillingness or refusal to perform the contract on his or her part is the cause of the defendant's non-performance. Link to full case AustLII. 17. 8. Mrs Dillon was injured and lost some valuables. In that case you can recover not only your 2 pounds back but also damages for the disappointment, upset and mental distress which you suffered". In that context, there was little room for restitutionary obligation imposed by law except as a "quasi-contractual" appendix to the law of contract. On 24 January 1986 she received the ticket, which limited liability for personal injury. [45] However, since Pavey and Matthews Pty Ltd v Paul,[46] such an approach no longer represents the law in Australia. 26. [33]", 23. That amount was the difference between the contract price and the amount which they had to pay to another supplier for a similar machine. See, (1760) 2 Burr 1005, at p 1008 (97 ER 676, at p 678), (1602) 4 Co Rep 92b (76 ER 1074); also reported as Slade v. Morley Yelv 21 (80 ER 15), MooKB 433 (72 ER 677). Baltic Shipping Co v Dillon (1993) 176 CLR 344 Mrs Dillon departed on a 14 day cruise, but the cruise ship sank on the tenth day. In the Court of Appeal, the appellant also relied upon cl.9 of the printed ticket terms and conditions. [36] It is available only if the contract has been discharged, either for breach or following frustration,[37] and if there has been a total, and not merely partial, failure of consideration. The statement also accords with the point made by Dixon J. in McDonald v Dennys Lascelles Ltd, where he said: "When a contract stipulates for payment of part of the purchase money in advance, the purchaser relying only on the vendor's promise to give him a conveyance, the vendor is entitled to enforce payment before the time has arrived for conveying the land; yet his title to retain the money has been considered not to be absolute but conditional upon the subsequent completion of the contract. [38] It is now clear that, in these cases, the discharge operates only prospectively, that is, it is not equivalent to rescission ab initio . The respondent did not contract with the appellant for an eight-day cruise, still less for an eight-day cruise interrupted by the disaster which befell the MS Mikhail Lermontov. [2] Award (1) was, however, reversed in the High Court (below). "[21], 16. 29. 25. The first is the competition in the latter part of the sixteenth century between the judges of the King's Bench and those of the Common Pleas as to the relationship between debt and assumpsit . The point has been well put by Corbin: 'full damages and complete restitution ... will not both be given for the same breach of contract'. 21. The Baltic Shipping Company's appeal to the High Court was unsuccessful, except that they were able to establish that the purchase price of the ticket did not need to be returned in full. In the context of the recovery of money paid on the footing that there has been a total failure of consideration, it is the performance of the defendant's promise, not the promise itself, which is the relevant consideration. However, it is now recognised that "damages for distress or disappointment are recoverable in an action for breach of contract if it arises from breach of an express or implied term that the promisor will provide the promisee with pleasure or enjoyment or personal protection or if it is consequent upon the suffering or physical injury or physical inconvenience.". Recovery of the money paid destroys performance of that condition. In support of this contention, the appellant submits that there was not a total failure of consideration arising from the fact that the contract of carriage was entire. The decision in Walstab v Spottiswoode may also be seen as a consequence of two historical threads. ...where an exemption clause is contained in a ticket or other document intended by the carrier to contain the terms of carriage, yet the other party is not in fact aware when the contract is made that an exemption clause is intended to be a term of the contract, the carrier cannot rely on that clause unless at the time of the contract the carrier had done all that was reasonably necessary to bring the clause to the passenger's notice. The Respondent sued, the Appellant at first contested liability (see, The Respondent claimed compensation for non-pecuniary loss as well (anxiety, disappointment, loss of enjoyment etc), "[D]amages for disappointment and distress are not recoverable unless they proceed from physical inconvenience caused by the breach or unless the contract is one the object of which is to provide enjoyment, relaxation or freedom from molestation. 15. Dillon was a passenger on a cruise ship (the “Mikhail Lermontov”). Nothing said here is inconsistent with McRae v Commonwealth Disposals Commission.[60]. "(The plaintiff) could recover the 175 pounds as money paid on a consideration which had wholly failed. An alternative basis for the recovery of money paid in advance pursuant to a contract in expectation of the receipt of the consideration to be provided by the defendant may arise when the defendant's right to retain the payment is conditional upon performance of his or her obligations under the contract. The second is the decision at around the same time that indebitatus assumpsit lay in circumstances where the assumpsit was necessarily imputed rather than genuinely implied from the facts. Subsequently, Lord Wright said in Fibrosa Spolka Akcyjna v Fairbairn Lawson Combe Barbour Ltd:[43], "The writ of indebitatus assumpsit involved at least two averments, the debt or obligation and the assumpsit . He did not consider cl.9 separately. However, as the question has been argued, I should record my view of the question. He noted a qualification to the entitlement to maintain the two claims:[29], "Some reduction should be made for the fact that if the (defendants) had done their duty... it would have cost her something.". The case concerned a contract for supply of machinery. The Trade Practices Act 1974, s 74 applied to loss of luggage and s 68(1)(c) said the clauses limiting liability for its loss were void. She paid a deposit and got a booking form on 6 December 1985, which said the ticket would be issued subject to conditions. [8] If this were a case in which the appellant sought to enforce a promise to pay the cruise fare at the conclusion of the voyage the concept would have a part to play; then, if the appellant's obligations were entire, on the facts as I have stated them, the appellant's incomplete performance of its obligations would not entitle it to recover. [14] As this Court stated in David Securities Pty Ltd v Commonwealth Bank:[15]. Baltic Shipping Company v Dillon The former was the basis of the claim and was the real cause of action. The action was, as Lord Mansfield said in Moses v Macferlan,[44] "quasi ex contractu" and founded on an obligation imposed by law and accommodated within the system of formal pleading by means of the fictitious assumpsit or promise. In Holmes v Hall[53] Holt CJ refused to nonsuit the plaintiff who sued on an indebitatus assumpsit to recover moneys he paid as executor to the defendant who held certain writings of the testator. (1797) Peake Add.Cas. Baltic Shipping v Dillon [1991] NSWCA 19 (1991) 22 NSWLR 1 Judges Gleeson CJ Kirby P Mahoney JA (dissenting) Trial Dillon v Baltic Shipping Co (1989) 21 NSWLR 614 . The terms were insufficiently notified. [47] While the precise contemporary import of the decision is a matter of controversy,[48] it was taken in the seventeenth century as deciding that indebitatus assumpsit lay as well as debt to recover sums due under a contract in the absence of an express subsequent promise to pay. I agree with the judge that there is a good analogy to Sir George Jessel MR's statement in Re Hall and Barker:[4] '...If a shoemaker agrees to make a pair of shoes, he cannot offer you one shoe, and ask you to pay one half of the price.'"[3]:26. List: LLB260 - Contract Law This particular case was ultimately resolved on the question of breach, as it was not held to have been a frustrated contract. Respondent (Dillon) made a booking for a cruise with the Appellant (Baltic Shipping Co). Respondent (Dillon) made a booking for a cruise with the Appellant (Baltic Shipping Co), through a travel agent and received a booking acknowledgement. Where the buyer is entitled under the contract to good title and lawful possession but receives only unlawful possession, he or she does not receive any part of what he or she bargained for. Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. "(W)here the language used in a contract is neutral, the general rule is that the law confers on the purchaser the right to recover his money, and that to enable the seller to keep it he must be able to point to some language in the contract from which the inference to be drawn is that the parties intended and agreed that he should". As Lord Denning MR, said in Thornton v Shoe Lane Parking Ltd [1971] 2 QB 163, at p 170: It is no use telling the customer that the ticket is issued subject to some "conditions" or other, without more: for he may reasonably regard "conditions" in general as merely regulatory, and not as taking away his rights unless the exempting condition is drawn specifically to his attention. The ship sank with the Respondent in it, and the Respondent suffered great physical and mental injury. [49] The assumpsit or promise was founded "not upon any fiction of law, but upon an interpretation of facts by the court which led it to the genuine conclusion that the parties had actually agreed (to make the payment)". And even then its influence continued. 13. Or, looked at from another point of view, if there were no concluded contract until the ticket had been issued and accepted, it would follow that the defendant could at any time prior to the issue of the ticket, have ended what on its view, would have been no more than negotiations for a contract. The concept of an entire contract is material when a court is called upon to decide whether complete performance by one party is a condition precedent to the other's liability to pay the stipulated price or to render an agreed counter-performance. Secondly, the plaintiff will almost always be protected by an award of damages for breach of contract, which in appropriate cases will include an amount for substitute performance or an amount representing the plaintiff's reliance loss. baltic shipping company v. dillon (1993) 176 clr 344 (1993) f.c. 9. Lord Denning was speaking of negligence in the sense of breach of a contractual obligation of due care. This basis of recovery has a superficial, but not a close, resemblance to the concept of an entire contract. It has now been authoritatively established by Fay's case that a promotional brochure of this kind is not contractual in nature (per Messrs. It was held that there had been a total failure of consideration and that the purchasers were entitled to recover the amount paid on account. As I have said, I am of the view that the contract of carriage was concluded on Dec. 6, 1985. But it was recognized early on that cases like Holmes v Hall were equally cases of breach of contract in which a special assumpsit lay, and the question was raised whether the plaintiff should be required to bring his or her action in that form. Gleeson CJ agreed generally that the ticket terms and conditions were not incorporated. Facts. For the poet, see |Mikhail Lermontov|. [34] To the extent that it is necessary to say so, this decision correctly reflects the law in Australia and, to the extent that it is inconsistent, should be preferred to the decision of this Court in In re Continental C and G Rubber Co Proprietary Ltd.[35] The action evolved from the writ of indebitatus assumpsit. baltic shipping company v. dillon (1993) 176 clr 344 (1993) f.c. We have since 1950 been transporting cargo and providing a variety of specialized logistic services to companies worldwide. The combination of a claim for restitution and a claim for damages, 20. 12. In Steele v Tardiani,[6] Dixon J. cited the general proposition stated in Edward Vaughan Williams's Notes to Saunders:[7], "Where the consideration for the payment of money is entire and indivisible, as where the benefit expected by the defendant under the agreement is to result from the enjoyment of every part of the consideration jointly, so that the money payable is neither apportioned by the contract, nor capable of being apportioned by a jury, no action is maintainable, if any part of the consideration has failed; for, being entire, by failing partially, it fails altogether."[6]. There is now clear authority for the proposition that –. (The comments by Mr. Justice Brandon in The Dragon, to which I have referred above, are apposite in this regard.) Add to My Bookmarks Export citation. That is but one head of damages whose recoverability is in question. The contract of carriage was properly categorised as an entire contract. 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