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Rama Aiyar Died, Lakshmana Aiyar, Supplemental Appellant and Legal Representative of the Deceased Vs. Krishna Patter - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported in(1916)30MLJ148
AppellantRama Aiyar Died, Lakshmana Aiyar, Supplemental Appellant and Legal Representative of the Deceased
RespondentKrishna Patter
Cases ReferredParry and Co. v. Appasami Pillai I.L.R.
Excerpt:
- - 34 are clearly opposed to parry and co......the learned judge who decided the case on the original side referred on the point to the general steam navigation co v. guillov (1843) 11 m. & w. 877, and to schibsby v. westenhoh (1885) l.r. 6 q.b. 155. the dicta in the general steam navigation co. v. guillou (1843) 11 m. & w. 877, on which the learned judge relied were questioned in schibsby v. westenholz (1885) l.r. 6 q.b. 155 which is rather against the view taken by him as in that case the question on which the court of queen's bench decided to express no opinion was 'as to the effect of the appearance of the defendant, where it is so far not voluntary that he only comes in to try and save some property in the hands of the foreign tribunal', rather implying that at any rate, where there was no property in the hands of the foreign.....
Judgment:

1. We think that Parry and Co. v. Appasami Pillai (1880) M. 407, must be overruled. No authorities are cited in the judgment of the Appellate Court but the learned Judge who decided the case on the original side referred on the point to The General Steam Navigation Co v. Guillov (1843) 11 M. & W. 877, and to Schibsby v. Westenhoh (1885) L.R. 6 Q.B. 155. The dicta in The General Steam Navigation Co. v. Guillou (1843) 11 M. & W. 877, on which the learned Judge relied were questioned in Schibsby v. Westenholz (1885) L.R. 6 Q.B. 155 which is rather against the view taken by him as in that case the question on which the Court of Queen's Bench decided to express no opinion was 'as to the effect of the appearance of the defendant, where it is so far not voluntary that he only comes in to try and save some property in the hands of the foreign tribunal', rather implying that at any rate, where there was no property in the hands of the foreign tribunal appearance there would amount to submission. The later English Cases referred to in the Order of Reference and in Veeraraghava Aiyar v. Muga Seit : (1914)27MLJ535 including the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Harris v Taylor (1915) 2 K.B. 580, as also Harchand Panaji v. Gulabchand Kanji I.L.R. (1914) B. 34 are clearly opposed to Parry and Co. v. Appasami Pillai I.L.R. (1880) M. 407 which must be overruled. That is sufficient to dispose of the reference, as the facts of the present case are identical.


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