Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.



"ENLIGHTENING JUDGMENT" O.C. HAMILTON, this day. Judgment in favour of plaintiff was given by Mr. S. L. Paterson, S M., in a case in which he reserved his decision four weeks ago. The question was responsibility in. a case wherein a farm horse in a wagon bolted and collided with a power pole, causing damage to the extent of £3 7/6. Mr. F. A. Swarbnck appeared for the plaintiff, the Central Waikato Power Board, and Mr. J F , Strang for the«defendant, Allan Walter, of Te Kowhai, who denied negligence. The magistrate said plaintiff claimed negligence and that the defendant, under the Electric Power Boards Act, was obliged to pay whether he was negligent or not. The submission that there had been negligence must fail. A section of the Act provided an absolute statutory obligation. Whether the escape of the horse was due to negligence was immaterial. Judgment was given for plaintiff for the amount claimed. , .. . , Mr Strang intimated that he might appeal. Both counsel expressed appreciation of the magistrate's judgment, which Mr. Swarbrick described as enlightening and interesting.

The magistrate said it was unfortunate that in such an important case so small an amount was involved.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

DAMAGED POWER POLE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

Word Count

DAMAGED POWER POLE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.