If the stoppage had been caused, not by the cutting off of the electricity, but by a group of demonstrators blocking the highway outside the plaintiffs’ factory, could the plaintiffs sue one or more of the demonstrators for all their economic losses? 3 Can any ‘loss of a chance’ case be re-analysed into a factual causation problem?
Jolley v Sutton London Borough Council  1 WLR 1546 Court of Appeal
This was an action for damages against a local authority for negligence and
breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 brought by a boy badly injured on
land belonging to the authority. The action was unsuccessful.