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Patterson v Lublow. Mr Wilding for .plaintiff, Mr Purnell for defendant. This was a claim «f £190 made by plaintiff against defendant for damage arising from breach of a contract for flax cutting, and for a broken arm sustained by plaintiff while in defendant's employ. The case was heard at great length at last sitting of the District Court and the jury brought in a verdict. . The verdict was of such a nature that both counsel claimed ife ; and at last sitting it was decided that argument as to whether plaintiff was entitled to judgment on the findings of the jury should be heard at the present sitting. The jury's findings were for £3 Is 9d on the contract, and £5 for the broken arm. Motions were lodged by plaintiff that the Court direct for a new trial, or as an alternative that judgment be given for plaintiff for the amount of the verdict of the jury. For defendant Mr Purnell claimed a verdict on the findings of the jury, and both counsel addressed His Honor, citing authorities at considerable length.

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CIVIL SITTINGS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890

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CIVIL SITTINGS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890

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