- A developer made a subdivision which needed a water connection. They asked for a quote from the Water Board
- The water board advised it would be approx. $2.5million
- As a result of the high estimation, the bank withdrew finance
- It turned out it would only have cost $800,000
- They sued for economic loss
- Was there a duty of care?
- The HCA said no, in the circumstances it would have been unreasonable to impose a duty of care
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