Between Arthur H. Playle Plaintiff and The Riverdale Co-Operative Dairy Factory Company LTD. Defendant [item]

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Documents pertain to a case filed by a sharemilker (Playle) against the Riverdale Co-Operative Dairy Factory Company Limited regarding the false and malicious publication of milk tests. Includes a copy of an entry in the defendant company's milk book in which tests results state quantities of water have been added to the plaintiff's milk. Also includes the following: affidavits of William Wallace Forsythe; correspondence relating to the case; a photograph [of a milking shed?]; two booklets titled "By-Laws of the Riverdale Co-Operative Dairy Factory Co., Ltd. Inaha, Hawera, N.Z"; a list of potential jury members with names, street addresses and occupations noted; Minutes of Meeting of Directors [of the defendant company?] and a booklet with a green leather spine entitled "CASE REMOVED Into Court of Appeal for determination of non-suit points and motions for judgment." The booklet includes a summary of the entire case, include excerpts from witness testimony, the statements of claim and defence, non-suit points raised at trial and answers given by the jury. Transcripts of witness testimony are included for the following individuals: the plaintiff, Smiley, Bothamley, Higgs, Preo, Hurley, Russell, Wilcocks, Dunlop, Cooper, Hustwick, Frew, Forsythe, Wyborn and Browne. Notes of evidence are given for McLaurin, Doctor of Science, and Easterfield, Professor of Chemistry, Victoria, which contain extremely detailed and scientific notes on 'current' milk test procedures, their results, their accuracy and their use in Taranaki.

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