House of Lords' key ruling on liability for sewage flooding

In a test case on the liability of sewerage undertakers for damage caused by flooding from overloaded sewers, the House of Lords has held that private remedies under nuisance law or breaches of the Human Rights Act have no part to play. In doing so, it overturned a 1992 decision of the Court of Appeal which held that both contemporary nuisance law and the Human Rights Act could provide a remedy for individuals affected.

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