THE BANK CASE.
(PBR PRESS ASSOCIATION.)
Invbroargill, April 18.
In the cross aotioas, Bank of New Zealand v Wilson, Talue and Co., £965, and Wilson, Talne and 00. v Bank, damages £2000, the jury after being locked up all night to deolde the following issues, via , " Was there any agreement made n alleged by the defendants In the counter claim, and if so, to what damages are the defendants entitled 1" failed to agree, and) were discharged. Sir R, Stoat propose^ to go on with the next case (n wbjon the Bank claim £1540, and the defendants £3.00Q damages, but the[Jadge said It was Impossible to hear the case this sittings as the Easter holidays Intervened and he had to be In Danedln on Wednesday. Sir B. Stout said he was willing that the Judge's notes should be laid before tbe second jury, and witnesses called on the fresh points, but Mr Chapman for the Bank would not oonseut. Sir R. Stout then said he was agreeable to take the ease before a Dunedin jury. The Judge thought that the best plan. A temrjoraif adjournment of the judge and counsel f§ Chambers for Conference here took plaoe. On resuming, the Judge said he hading* gestod the removal of the case, and « motion to that effact was before him and would be heard In Danedln. The two aotlons would probably bs consolidated so that both ooold be tried together at ai early a date as oould be fixed. If it could be finally settled the venue would be changed to Dunedin, This closed the session and the Judge left for tbe North by the express,
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