* AM IMPORTANT DECISION. At Tircani yesterday Mr V. (J. Day, sM., gave his reserved decision iti th<> rase or M'Grwr, Davis, 'ukl Co., drapers, v. the New Zealand Express Company. ;i. -hum for the. value of goods pillaged in a :aso shipment at Wellington and rifliv-ery at the plaintiffs' ,»hop at Timaru. Plaintiffs refund to accept delivery, as the e*st appeared to have bwn a.i;d examination fih<-woi' thai, it had been. The caw -was carried by steamer and vail tn Timam, and defendant* pleaded that the eor.diiions ~r consignment voided liability iw loss hv on nr ra-ilway. The Magistrate ln-ld that thL, rendition was unreasonable. The House of L.-vis had ruled that. a. carrier -was liable for the- acts not. only of IsLs own servants, hut also of those- of any ajents he employed to do hi* work. ' .inclement was ;herefore given for the plaintiffs, and as the case was or.e of genera! interest he gave- leave to appeal.
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PILLAGED GOODS, Evening Star, Issue 15700, 14 January 1915