Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co Ltd v Selfridge & Co Ltd

(1915) JELR 80172 (HL)    
House of Lords  ·  • [1915] UKHL 1 ·  26 Apr 1915 ·  United Kingdom
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Other Citations
•[1915] AC 847
CORAM
• Viscount Haldane • Lord Dunedin • Lord Atkinson • Lord Parker • Lord Sumner • Lord Parmoor
Core Terms Beta
selfridge
dunlop
contract
damages
dew
case
consideration
dealers
house of lords
injunction
lord atkinson
lord dunedin
lord sumner
retailers
tyres
viscount haldane
agreed price
appeal
application
april
citation
co.
company
contractual relationship
doctrine of agency
doctrine of consideration
doctrine of privity
dunlop pneumatic tyre company
full case name
haldane
judge of the first instance
judgment
limited v
list price
lord parker
lord parker of waddington
person
principal
principles
privity of contract
retail price
seal
transcript
trial

Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co Ltd v. Selfridge and Co Ltd

Court :House of Lords

Full case name: Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, Limited v. Selfridge and Company, Limited

Decided 26 April 1915

Citation(s) • [1915] UKHL 1

• [1915] AC 847

Transcript(s) House of Lords transcript

Case history

Appealed from Court of Appeal

Court membership

Judges sitting • Viscount Haldane

• Lord Dunedin

• Lord Atkinson

• Lord Parker

• Lord Sumner

• Lord Parmoor

Keywords

• Competition law

• Privity of contract

• Resale price maintenance

Facts

Dunlop made tyres. It did not want them sold cheaply but to maintain a standard resale price. It agreed with its dealers (in this case, Dew and Co.) not to sell them below its recommended retail price. It also bargained for dealers to get the same undertaking from their retailers (in this case, Selfridge). If retailers did sell below the list price, they would have to pay £5 per tyre in liquidated damages to Dunlop. Dunlop thus was the third party to a contract between Selfridge and Dew. When Se…

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