DELIVERY OF FRUIT.
ggffPEtG COMPANY'S LIABILITY
(By Telegraph. —Press Association.)
DUNEDIN, Tuesday. At the Magistrate's Court to-dny A. Votitson and Co., sued the Union Steam cU, Company for £53 4/6 for short definry of fruit from the Islands, and damati flour from Australia. Defendants *M foO 17/6 into Court, and the action jrttj«mtest«d as a test ease to settle the jjjstion «s to how much plaintiffs were Sled to for the short delivery of fruit. He Magistrate said it was clear to Mm the clause in the bill of lading that ftjj cash value in the Islands was not ile price obtained at the port of dis(jjnra (with costs added). That being 4e prospective value, could noi be the jjsh lahie, and in those circumstances ho fOTjirl hold that the claim had not been pored. The plaintiffs would be nonIcjtfSii and the defendants allowed costs.
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