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A Penmaenmawr Parliamentary…

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Colwyn Bay Pier Company. AN UNSUCCESFUL CLAIM. Before Judge Moss at the Llandudno County Court on Thursday, the Victoria Llmiled- of Colwyn Bay, sued the Midland Insurance Company, Limited, Birnmjgbam, for £ 9 ,3s. qd., {he reduced amount of a solicitor's bill for the prosecution for misappropriation of a late official of the Pier Company, named Eldrid. Mr Telford Mason, Manchester, who ap- peared for the plaintif fcompany, said that in 1909 a secretary of the company was engaged, and the Insurance Company was approached with a view of taking a fidelity bond to cover any risk. Early in 1910 the auditors discovered that Eldrid had misappropriated money to a considerable extent. Eldrid was guaranteed as to his fidelity by the defendants, and under the fidelity bond the defendants agreed that, whenever they requested the plaintiff company to prosecute the insured. they would be responsible for and would pay the expenses of such proceedings. This undertaking was given in the fifth clause of the bond. It became necessary to prosecute Eldrid, and the defendant company on March 3rd last requested the plaintiffs, in accordance with the terms of the policy, to take such pro- ceedings. The present action was to recover the solicitor's costs so incurred. The judge, addressing Mr. James Marks, who represented the defendants, asked whether the only question was not to ascertain whether the account was reasonable. Mr Marks replied that he had a submission to make which would go further than that, and it was that clause 5 of the policy, coupled with the express terms of the Insurance Company's letter of March 3, justified his application, for judgment for the defendants. His Honour wouid notice that clause five referred specifically to expenses and not to costs. The letter of March 3 was also definite, and asked the plaintiffs to apply immediately for a warrant," and went on as follows Upon hearing from you we will instruct our solicitors in the matter." From that date until the receipt of telegram announcing the conviction the defendants had not modified their instructions, so that the plaintiffs were never authorised to engage a solicitor to carry through the prosecution. Some argument took place between Mr Telford Mason and the Judge, who finally held that the defendants' contention must prevail. His Honour gave judgment for the defendants but in the circumstances made no order as to costs. Each side ought to bear its own costs.

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IAbergele District Council


Llandudno County School.

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Llandudno Petty Sessions,

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IAbergele District Council