Documents pertain to a case filed by accountant (Nicholls) and retired farmer (Simons) against company (Coal Oil (N.Z.) Limited) regarding work carried out by the plaintiffs for the defendant company (securing agreements from land owners for land exploration, etc) that they claim they have not been compensated for.
Documents include:
1. Declaration of authority to act
2. Affidavit as to place where cause of action arose
3. Writ of summons and statement of claim
4. Declaration of authority to defend
5. Statement of defence
6. Order for discovery
7. Order for discovery
8. Warrant to sue
9. Affidavit as to documents
10. Notice of motion by plaintiffs for order striking out statement of defence
11. Affidavit by F.S. Grayling in support of notice of motion for order striking out statement of defence
12. Affidavit by James Wilfred Moorhead as to service of notice of motion for order striking out statement of defence and affidavit in support and also notice to produce
13. Praecipe to set action down for trial
14. Praecipe to seal subpoenas-civil
15. Order that defendant company file full affidavit of discovery
16. Affidavit of discovery
17. Praecipe for subpoena for witness for defendant
18. Notice of motion by plaintiffs for order striking out statement of defence
19. Affidavit of J.W. Rutherford Esq. as to documents
20. Affidavit by F.S. Grayling in support of notice of motion for order striking out statement of defence
21. Affidavit of Harold Riddiford Cooper
22. Order that defendant company file full affidavit of discovery
23. Affidavit as to documents
Department
Archives
Production Date
1929-1930
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
ARC2018-115

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