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Last updated: 05-Jun-2015

Moss and Others v Smith and Another [1850] EngR 155; (1850) 9 CB 94; 137 E.R. 827 per Mr. Justice Maule at p.103:

… for, in matters of business, a thing is said to be impossible when it is not practicable; and a thing is impracticable when it can only be done at an excessive or unreasonable cost. A man may be said to have lost a shilling, when he has dropped it into deep water; though it might be possible, by some very expensive contrivance, to recover it.


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