Plasto plc has its seat in England. It has a factory in Spain, which makes plastic goods. Luigi, habitually resident in Italy, is the manager of Plasto’s factory in Spain, which is near the border with Portugal. Owing to Luigi’s negligent failure to take reasonable care in supervising the manufacturing process, there was an explosion in the factory. Mona, who is habitually resident in Italy, and Alfonse, habitually resident in Spain, were both employed at Plasto’s Spanish factory at the time of the explosion and suffered injuries. As a result of his injuries, Alfonse who had been offered a job in England is unable to take up employment. The explosion caused damage to the house of Carlos, habitually resident in Portugal. The house of Carlos was located in Portugal, near the border with Spain, close to Plasto’s factory. Mona, Alfonse and Carlos wish to sue Luigi and Plasto plc.
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