ASCHKAR AND ANOTHER
V.
HARDY AND ANOTHER

(1961) JELR 65286 (HC)    
High Court  ·  13 Mar 1961 ·  Ghana
CORAM
PREMPEH J
Core Terms Beta
plaintiffs
defendants
damages
case
judgment
documents of title
principle
second plaintiffs
evidence
kindor export company
11th may
award of general damages
greta holme
point
possession of the said documents of title
special damage
use
case of crossfield v
case of strôms bolag v
considerable force
correct assessment of general damages
evidence of special loss
first part of the plaintiffs
first place
first plaintiffs
following principle
g25,000 damages
hearing of the case
investigation of the second plaintiffs
issues
lands department
lord macnaghten
lord morris
only issue
particulars of the said title deeds
plaintiffs’ claim
plaintiffs’ evidence
portion of the said land
prospective buyers
question of quantum of damage
representative of a company
return of the said documents
return of those documents
said land
said title deeds
statement of claim
such wrongful detention
title deeds
view of the principle
wrongful detention

PREMPEH J.: In this action the plaintiffs’ claim against the defendants is for the return to them of five documents of title to land situate along the East Ring Road, Accra, or their value of £G45,000 and for £G25,000 damages for their wrongful detention by the defendants. The particulars of the said title deeds are as set out in the writ of summons.

By their statement of claim the plaintiffs aver that they are the owners of five documents of title to land particularly specified in the writ of summons, that they are entitled to possession of the said documents of title, and that they have erected on the said land seven buildings to the total value of £G45,000. They plead that on or about the 10th or 11th May, 1962, the second plaintiffs deposited the said title deeds with the defendants who are partners in a firm of solicitors-for investigation of the second plaintiffs’ title to a portion of the said land.

They maintain that after the said investigation had long been completed, they mad…

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