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Robertson v. Grant, 1876

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Robertson v. Grant

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
6 July 1876
Source: The Times, 8 July, 1876

LAW REPORT.
JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL, July 6.
(Present - Sir Barnes Peacock, Sir Montague Smith, and Sir Robert Collier.)
ROBERTSON v. GRANT.
  The appellant in this case, having recovered a judgment against a Mr. Short, in Nova Scotia, caused the ship Athalaska to be taken in execution. The respondents brought an action of replevin, as the holders of a bill of sale on the vessel. The matter was submitted, by consent, to the decision of the Supreme Court, who remitted it to the Master of the Court to take an account and cause the ship to be sold. The appellant sought to set aside this report as far as it allowed certain items for interest and commission on disbursements, for premiums of insurance, and for losses incurred in the management of the vessel.
  Mr. A. G. Marten, Q.C., and Mr. W. Grantham, appeared for the appellant.
Their Lordships dismissed the appeal with costs.

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