Skip to main content
Hide Articles List

15 articles on this Page

-----=----A QUESTION OF '…

PROCLAMATION OF THE EMPEROR…

THE SEFTON LIBEL CASE.

IRISH EMIGRATION. ---

<©ar Jnnùnri Cartrspfln&jitt.

CAPTURED AND MURDERED BY BRIGANDS.

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

[No title]

"PINDER v. POTTER."

A QUESTION AS TO BUGS.

News
Cite
Share

A QUESTION AS TO BUGS. The cause of Lake v. Dipstale" has been before the Court ot Common Pleas, and was an action to recover damages 4 grounds that a house which the plaintiff had taken of tne defendant in Exeter had not been properly repaired according to the agreement, and that part of the premises was luiested with bugs. The case a tne on for trial before the Lord thief Baron at Exeter, when the jury found for the plaintin lor £ lo on the first head of claim, and nothing in respect of ttie second. His lordship, however, directed that a verdict should be entered for the plaintiff for 40s. as to the bugs. Mr. Cole, Q.C., now moved to set aside the verdict as to the 40?. and enter one for the defendant. The Lord Chief Justice observed that the costs of the motion would be ten times the amount of the 40a. Mr. Cole said that the Lord Chief Baron reserved the question of costs, and the question whether the 40s. verdict should stand would probaWy influence him as to certifying for costs. The defendant would rest content if he had no costs to pay. Mr. Lopes, Q C., mentioned that if this rule were granted he should have to move on behalf of the plain- tiff for a new trial upon the ground tha.t the damages in rt-ff-rence tn the objectionable insects were quite in- sufficient. He had no doubt that the Lord Chief Baron had a strong view upon this point. Mrs. Li k-i appeared in the box, and she was a most beautiful lady.. Tne Lord Chief JuBtice Did the bugs destroy her beauty ? (A. laugh.) Mr. Lopes was afraid that they damaged it and that of her child also. Mr. Justice Smith: If the Lord Chief Baron has a strong opinion he will be sure to express it. (Laugh- ter.) Mr. Lopes The jurors were Moor men from Dart- moor, and they looked with contempt upon anybody who would say that he had been injured by a bug. Mr. Justice Smith They lived in a part of the country where there probably were none. The Lord Chief Justice said that the best way would be to speak to the Lord Chuf Baron upon the subject, but the fact of those two motions and the nicety with which the pleadings were drawn might show that the case was a fit one to be tried in a superior court. Judgment was postponed.

UlisttlliiRMiK Jmtfllifprt,