Harris v Microfusion 2003-2 LLP and ORS

Practice – Commencement of proceedings. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed an appeal by companies concerned with the financing of a film against a decision to allow the claimant to bring two sets of proceedings, in which he alleged breach of duty. The court held that the proposed claims fell foul of an exception to the rule in Foss v Harbottle69 ER 189, by which only the company against which a wrong was said to have been committed could bring proceedings in respect of that wrong.

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