The Supreme Court Circular; Containing Reports of Cases Decided, and of Orders & Minutes Issued, by the Supreme Court. with Digest Volume 7-9

The Supreme Court Circular; Containing Reports of Cases Decided, and of Orders & Minutes Issued, by the Supreme Court. with Digest Volume 7-9

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...with costs in both courts. I do not overlook the circumstance that defendant pleaded justification and called no witnesses to support that plea. I cannot regard that circumstance as turning the scale in plaintiffs favour. The truth or untruth of the matters charged in defendant's letter to the Director of Public Works is not a matter on which we pronounce any opinion D s: '_T---I_9J1 Of the same opinion. The question in this case is whether the occasion which led to the defendant's letter is a privile ed occasion. To determine this point we mgust look to the facts and circumstances which induced the defendant to write the latte, -_ Tile defendant is an em lo e fl b was absent from tli)e dsthtoe fbrmddmefitiriigyihld when he returned in December, 1886, he wag not satisfied with the manner in which the estate was worked by his manager, one Thambo. He says he dismissed Thambo and left the estate, and returned in-January, 1887, when he says he heard that his coolies were employed by his superintendent and the plaintiff for the fraudulent purpose of cheating the public. He said on further inquiry he was satisfied in his own mind that his coolies were employed by the plaintiff to personate some persons whose names appeared on the Government check-roll. He says he then thought it his duty to write and inform the plaintiffs master, the Director of Public Works. The defendant seems to have been satisfied in his own mind as to the misconduct of the plaintifl', and the district judge finds that he, the defendant, honestly believed that the matter contained in the letter was true. That being so, the case of Clark v. Molynmx is in point; but the districtjudge seems to have fallen into an error as to the meaning and legal effect of what...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 798g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825780
  • 9781236825780