A WARNING TO LOCAL BODIES.
j Mr Justice Conolly gave judgment in i Auckland yesterday in the case of Findlayi son v. the Hobson County Council, an action i arising out of the sale of forty-one acres of land at Kaipara for rates. Plaintiff claimed L2OO damages, and also that a certain deed of conveyance be annulled, The laud in I question was owned by the plaintiff, who paid the rates on it; but by nn error the name of T. Motion Oliver also appeared on the rate-roll of the county for the same land. As he had not paid the rates, the county clerk sent a certificate to the Registrar of the Supreme Court, who caused the lend to be sold by auction. It was purchased by Mr M'Dougall, who obtained a deed of conveyance from the Registrar, and this deed it was now sought to have cancelled. His Honor pointed out that all the proceedings from the first were bad, and decreed that the deed of conveyance to M'Dougall be delivered up and cancelled, and that the registration of the deed be also cancelled ; that the Hobson County Council pay to plaintiff LSOO damages, with costs ou the lowest scale, and costs for two additional days at Lls Ids each ; also, that the County Council pay Mr M'Dougall’s costs, with two additional costs at LI 5 15s each, and that plaintiff pay to Mr M'Dougall the sum of L 5 compensation for improvements he had effected.
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A WARNING TO LOCAL BODIES., Evening Star, Issue 8040, 17 October 1889
A WARNING TO LOCAL BODIES. Evening Star, Issue 8040, 17 October 1889
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