(1975) JELR 63591 (HC)    
High Court  ·  17 Jan 1975 ·  Ghana
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[1976] 2 GLR 401
Core Terms Beta
rules of court
periods of time
cause of action
limitation decree
mr. korsah
interpretation act
personal injuries
statutory instrument
yao asare
civil procedure
fourth defendants
high court
question of time
behalf of the plaintiffs
circular no.
criminal matters
criminal offence
filing of the said writ
first issue
general application
general damages
government offices
griffiths-randolph j.
high court resumes
important information
lapse of time
latter date
latter question
little wonder
mr. osei-bonsu
names of the drivers of the vehicle
offices of the court
ordinary writ of summons
plaintiffs’ action
police report
preliminary issue
principle of interest reipublicae
public authorities
request of mr. korsah
said rule of court
second defendants
stale claims
statutory period of limitation

GRIFFITHS-RANDOLPH J.: On 3 September 1973, Yao Asare and Co., solicitors issued an ordinary writ of summons on behalf of the plaintiffs against the defendants; and in it, the former claimed general damages against the latter jointly and severally, because of personal injuries they sustained due to the negligent driving of the first and second defendants, who were servants or agents or both of the third and fourth defendants respectively.

Four days after the filing of the said writ and accompanying affidavit, an appearance was entered on behalf of the second and fourth defendants by Mr. Osei-Bonsu, who also filed a statement of defence on 26 October 1973. An appearance was entered, too, by Mr. Korsah for the first and third defendants on 12 November 1973; and nine days later he filed a statement of defence on their behalf. Then a reply and summons for directions were both filed by Yao Asare and Co. on 21 December 1973. The two issues in the latter were on 11 January 1974 adopted for tr…

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