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Furmedge & Others v Chester-le-Street District Council and Others




[2011] EWHC 1226 (QB)

2011-05-17

Events company Brouhaha International Limited found 55% to blame for the incident in this case which involved a large, tent like, inflatable art structure designed by artist Maurice Agis take off in July 2006, killing 2 and injurying many more. The finding was made in contribution proceedings brought by Chester-le-Street District Council, the apportionment of blame being as between those two parties only. Had the now deceased artist, Maurice Agis, been a party to the proceedings it is likely he would have carried most of the blame. However, he was uninsured and had no assets.