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ASHBURTON.— To-Day. (Before His Honor Judge Ward.) C. R. LGADLBV V. WAKASDI ROAD BOARD. This was a case in which the plaintiff sought to recover the sum of L3OO, for damage sustained to property by action of the defendants, through their servants. Mr Thomas appeared in support of the claim, and Mr Branson, on behalf of the Road Board, objected to same. Mr Cox, on behalf of the Wakanui Road Board, and Mr Flesher for Leadley, occupied seats on the Bench as assessors. The evidence shewed that in A-pril, last year, the Wakanui Road Board served on the plaintiff a notice of their intention to appropriate a portion of land, his property, bordering on what is termed Butterrick and Leadley’s road, for drainage purposes. This was only received by him on a Sunday night, and the morning following the work was commenced, thus giving him no time to object thereto. A drain, half a chain in width and lo£ chains in lengih, was constructed through a corner section of plaintiffs land, and this being done was left unfenced or bridged, thus isolating a portion of the property. Plaintiff assessed his loss, in the deterioration of the value of his land, at L 5 per acre, making a total of Ll5O, the balance of the cla'm being made up in items for the erection of a bridge over the drain, gates, fencing, &c. The Court assessed the loss sustained by the p’aintiff at L 63 10s., and a judgment for that amount, without costs, was entered against the Wakanui Road Board. The Court then rose.

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COMPENSATION COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 310, 4 April 1881

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COMPENSATION COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 310, 4 April 1881