Documents pertain to a case filed by the Public Trustee as administrator of the estate of farmer (Wilson) against company (Taranaki Electric-Power Board) regarding the death of Wilson after he came into contact with a wire fence on his farm that had come into contact with a high tension wire carrying 6600 volts of electricity. Judgement was ruled in favour of the plaintiff.
Documents include:
1. Warrant to sue
2. Writ of summons and statement of claim
3. Warrant to defend
4. Statement of defence
5. Order for discovery
6. Praecipe to set down action for trial
7. Praecipe for Sheriff's fee to draw jury
8. Motion for judgment and apportionment of damages
9. Affidavit of George Milne Spence
10. Terms of settlement of action
11. Judgment and order for apportionment of damages
Department
Archives
Production Date
1927-1928
Credit Line
See: Taranaki Scandals The Court Record Collection page for more details on the collection and other interesting cases. http://pukeariki.com/Heritage-Collections/Taranaki-Scandals 
Accession No
ARC2017-841

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