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Dwarka Das Ajodhya Prasad Vs. Ram Ratan and anr. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
CourtAllahabad
Decided On
Judge
Reported inAIR1922All458; 68Ind.Cas.239
AppellantDwarka Das Ajodhya Prasad
RespondentRam Ratan and anr.
Excerpt:
contract act (ix of 1872), section 78 - contract to purchase ascertained goods--delivery postponed by agreement--property in goods, when passes--suit to recover price of goods, maintainability of. - .....the witnesses produced by the plaintiff upon this point. according to the evidence the defendants' firm agreed to take these goods as ascertained but requested the plaintiffs' firm to postpone delivery until it was convenient for the defendants' firm to take delivery. in these circumstances, the provisions of the latter part of section 78, act ix of 1872, come into operation. the parties had agreed that the delivery should be postponed. the property in the balchar, therefore, passed to the defendants' firm on the 27th february 1920 as soon as the proposal for sale was accepted. such being the case, the plaintiffs' suit, which was a suit for the price of goods sold, was regular and in proper form.3. we, therefore, allow this appeal and pa's the following decree. a decree will be given to.....
Judgment:

1. The facts of the suit out of which this appeal has arisen are these:The defendants' firm are proved to have contracted to purchase from the plaintiffs' firm 22 maunds, 14 seers and 13 chatacks of Balchar on the 27th of February, 1920, at a price which was fixed at Rs. 815 1-3.

2. The lower Appellate Court has believed the evidence of the witnesses produced by the plaintiff upon this point. According to the evidence the defendants' firm agreed to take these goods as ascertained but requested the plaintiffs' firm to postpone delivery until it was convenient for the defendants' firm to take delivery. In these circumstances, the provisions of the latter part of Section 78, Act IX of 1872, come into operation. The parties had agreed that the delivery should be postponed. The property in the Balchar, therefore, passed to the defendants' firm on the 27th February 1920 as soon as the proposal for sale was accepted. Such being the case, the plaintiffs' suit, which was a suit for the price of goods sold, was regular and in proper form.

3. We, therefore, allow this appeal and pa's the following decree. A decree will be given to the plaintiffs for Re. 824-8-3 with interest pendente lite and future interest till the date of realization at 6 per sent, per annum from 1st of May 1920 up to the date of realization. The defendants' firm will pay their own costs and those of the plaintiffs' firm in all Courts. These costs will include in this Court fees on the higher scale. This decree will not be put into execution until the plaintiffs' firm deliver the 22 maunds, 14 seers and 13 chatacks of Balchar to the defendants of the quality agreed upon or make it available for the defendants' firm to take delivery.


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