Decisions of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

Decisions of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...separately as such in these proceedings, and that the bills of each should be taxed as if they were not partners. M. P. Gibbs for defendant. The Court held that the Registrar followed the correct principle in taxing the bill and that the application for revision should be dismissed. COLLINS v. WHEATLEY. Court. January 13, 1901. Practice---Slander--Slatement of claim--Words complained of to be set out. In an action of slander, the actual words complained of must be set forth in the statement of claim, and not their effect only. THE plaintiffs were, in the year 1897, the owners of the steamer Greyhound. The defendant was, in the same year, Surveyor of Shipping. The plaintiffs in their statement of claim set forth that the defendant falsely and maliciously alleged of the said steamer that she was unseaworthy, by reason of which they lost employment for her and were compelled to dispose of her at r-rmsiderable loss The defendant pleaded that the statement ul clmm WH bad in law. Horwood, Q. 0., for defendant, contended that the words of the alleged slander must be set forth in the statement of claim, and that it was not sufficient to state their effect merely. He cited Gutsole v. Matlters, 1 M. cf: W., 502, and Ingram 'v. Lawson, 6 Bing. (N. 0.), 2212. W. R. Howley, for plaintiffs, was heard in support of the statement of claim. The Court held that plaintiff's statement of claim must set forth the exact words used by the defendant. Leave was granted to the plaintiff to amend upon payment of costs P. makes a will bequeathing his property to trustees upon certain trusts, subsequently be conveys the same property by deed to other trustees upon other trusts. On the death of P. the trustees under the will renounce and administration 0. T. more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974190
  • 9781236974198