Mead v Hamond

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date01 January 1795
Date01 January 1795
CourtCourt of the King's Bench
ers. Hamond

English Reports Citation: 93 E.R. 663


[505] mead vers. hamond. Ibid. Trover lies against master for goods delivered to the apprentice. The plaintiff according to the common course of dealing delivered to the defendant's servant an ingot of gold to essay ; and it not being returned, he brought trover against the master. And the Chief Justice directed the jury, that the delivery 664 HILARY TERM, 8 GEO. 1 8TRAHOB, J06. to the servant was sufficient to maintain the action against the master, on proving a subsequent demand and refusal ; so the plaintiff had a verdict (1). (1) Gary v. Webster, ante, 480. See the next case.

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