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WESTERN INDIA MATCH COMPANY, LTD. v. LOCK AND OTHERS.

Lloyd's Law Reports

WESTERN INDIA MATCH COMPANY, LTD. v. LOCK AND OTHERS.

(1945) 79 Ll.L.Rep. 517

KING'S BENCH DIVISION.

Before Lord Goddard (Lord Chief Justice).

Limitation - Public authorities' protection - Requisition of ship by M.W.T. under T. 99A-Carriage of commercial cargo- Loss of cargo by fire-Alleged negligence of officers of Crown (representing M.W.T.) -Cargo of potassium chlorate loaded at Persian Gulf port for Bombay - Cargo destroyed by fire during unloading - Action brought by cargo-owners against officers of Crown - Allegation that loss occurred through their negligence both in loading and discharging - Proceedings commenced more than "one year after the date on which the cause of action accrued"-Whether defendants' acts done "in pursuance of a public duty or authority" - Limitation Act, 1939, Sect. 21 (1)-Defence Regulations, 1939.

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