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AN IMPORTANT CASE.

WELLINGTON, September 26.

There was a rather important case in the Supreme Court this morning. Mr Charles Cooke, solicitor, of Wanganui, appeared before Mr Justice Richmond, under a writ of attachment, for contempt in disobeying an order of the Court in connection with a taxation order. The day after the issue of the writMrCooke hadbeenadjudicated bankrupt in the District Court. Mr Hall (for Mr Cooke) contended that an adjudication in bankruptcy set aside the writ, inasmuch as the debt in question was provable in bankuptcy. Ho applied for prisoner’s discharge. Mr Jellicoe argued that this was not merely a civil case but a process for exercising the discipline of the Court over a solicitor, and the Court must look at the conduct of the solicitor, who in this case had sought protection in the Bankruptcy Court in order to defeat an order of the Supreme Court. Justice Richmond said that the adjudication preceded arrest, and, looking at the latest cases cited, he felt bound to grant a discharge, Mr Cooke was therefore discharged.

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AN IMPORTANT CASE., Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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AN IMPORTANT CASE. Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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