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Manning v. Ellissen [1864]

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Manning v. Ellissen

Consular Court, Shanghai
1864

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 February 1864

CHINA.

(From the North China Herald, November 7.)

BRITISH CONSULAR COURT,

Shanghai, 4th November 1863.

BEFORE J. Markham, Esq., H.M. Acting Consul; R. R. Westall; Esq., and W. Keswick, Assessors.

MANNING v. ELLISSEN AND CO.

The plaintiff in this case claimed 50,000 taels for damages sustained through the defendants disobeying his instructions to send the Nora Creisa to Japan.  The damages were estimated 30,000 dollars loss of sale, 1800 dollars loss of time by plaintiff through detention in China, and 1080 dollars for expenses, during detention, making with other items 33,265.

   The defendants pleaded

   1st. Denial of claim alleged

   2nd Denial of loss alleged

   3rd Denial of any liability whatever.

   After some deliberation, the Court gave judgment in favour of the defendants, with costs.

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School