Fujiwara v Osawa

Fujiwara v Osawa

Fujiwara et al v Osawa, [1937] 2 DLR 133
On the morning of 10 of November, 1935 in Port Moody, British Columbia, the plaintiff Asa Fujiwara was driving with a car full of his wife (Tsuru Fujiwara), two children (Wesley Fujiwara, Alan Fujiwara), and another woman (Shotaro Sato) when the defendant (in this case spelled Osawa, in others spelled ‘Ogawa’) cut them off, leading to Fujiwara’s attempt to break but instead accelerating and hitting a pole. Osawa/Ogawa’s counsel argued that it was not his fault that Fujiwara had accidentally accelerated, but the court ruled that the defendant was liable and special damages were to be paid to each of those injured in the accident.



Fujiwara v Osawa


Researcher: Monique F. Ulysses
Researcher: Lauren Chalaturnyk
Metadata author: Connell Parish
Metadata author: Gordon Lyall
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Source: British Columbia Supreme Court. Dominion Law Reports. 1936.


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