HIGH COURT

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    AMAH v. KAIFIO

  • Year:1959
  • Family property-Plaintiff not head of family-Implied authority of family to sue-Onus of proof of issues after pleadings....
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    ANI & OTHERS v. AMOH

  • Year:1959
  • Trespass-Apportionment of land between co-purchasers-Effect of four years delay in raising objections to apportionment-Non-fatal misdirection in Court below-Equity and natural...
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    BOOHENE v. OFEI

  • Year:1959
  • Trespass-Misdirection by Native Appeal Court-Non-inclusion in proceedings of record of inspection of locus by trial-Court-Proper procedure on inspection-Improper for member...
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    ASHIEMOA v BANI AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1959
  • Trespass-Declaration of Title-Land developing into outskirt land-Restriction on Stool's right of interference with subject's land-Ascertainment of native customary law-Proper order...
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    BAKU v. DAKU & OTHERS

  • Year:1959
  • Illegal "sale" of farm in "Togoland"-Recklessness of "purchaser" in not verifying title-Equity not to be invoked-Right of owner to possession...
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    BRUCE v. QUARNOR & OTHERS

  • Year:1959
  • Land-Grantor's duty to defend if grantee's title challenged-Inability of subsequent deed to detract from grant already made by customary law-Subject's...
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    BUDU II v. CAESAR & OTHERS

  • Year:1959
  • Land-Essential characteristics of an arbitration-Private owner not estopped by having stood by when Stool wrongfully declared his land as Stool...
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    COFIE v. OTOO

  • Year:1958
  • Sale of land by native custom-Significance of subsequent deed of conveyance to grantee-Nullity of subsequent purported sale to third party...
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    COUSSEY v. COUSSEY

  • Year:1959
  • Divorce-Application for leave to present petition within three years of marriage reasonable probability of reconciliation as criterion-Matrimonial Causes Act, 1950,...
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    DEI v. PONG

  • Year:1959
  • Judicial proceedings-Objection taken by accused to panel member-Alleged slander by objector-Civil action by panel member contrary to "justice, equity and...
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    DONKOR v. DANSO

  • Year:1959
  • Stool land-Subject's usufructuary title-Outskirt land-Kwahu custom-Infringement of natural justice, equity and good conscience-Infringement of decisions of Supreme Court....
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    ENNIN v. PRAH

  • Year:1959
  • "Immediate family" defined-Immediate family's exclusive rights to deceased's property-Absence of member abroad does not vitiate sales made in his absence-Claims...
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    GYIMAH v. KUMAH

  • Year:1959
  • Slavery-Presumption that slave worked in master's interest-Illegality of custom relation to succession based on slavery-Estoppel by document unjust in face...
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    KANO v. ATAKPLA

  • Year:1959
  • Land-Customary law's prohibition of ejectment of grantee otherwise than on agreed terms-Sole exception to this....
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    LARBI v. CATO & ANOR

  • Year:1959
  • Family property-House built on self-Acquired land-What amount of family-Help is necessary to make the house family-Property....
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    MAJOLAGBE v. LARBI & ORS.

  • Year:1959
  • Proof requisite in trespass-Proof requisite for injunction-Nature and method of proof-Vendor's position in action for title by or against his...
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    NSIAH v. ASARE & ORS

  • Year:1959
  • Public Lands Ordinance-Compensation for compulsory acquisition-Rival claimants to compensation-No jurisdiction in Native Court-Exclusive jurisdiction in Land Court-Commissioner of Lands' exclusive...
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    NYAME v. YEBOAH

  • Year:1959
  • Arbitration award-Implementation need not be by arbitrators-If parties appoint an arbitrator as to identity because of his personal knowledge, evidence...
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    QUARSHIE v. ARYEETEY

  • Year:1959
  • Deceased's estate-Mother's right of succession in Accra and the Akan States-Mother's right to headship of family in Accra and the...
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    R v. FRIMPONG

  • Year:1959
  • Libel-Publication-Unauthorised interception by third party of libel on addressee-Unauthorised interception of libel on another than addressee....
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    RANDOLPH v. CAPTAN & ANOTHER

  • Year:1959
  • Res judicata-Allegation that judgment pleaded was obtained by fraud-Plaintiff may so plead-Absence from pleadings of full particulars of alleged fraud...
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    SACKEY v. FATTAL

  • Year:1959
  • Sale of goods-Agency-Ghana agent of Japanese manufacturer-Liability of agent for breach of contract-Rights of buyer, and quantum of damages, where...
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    SARPONG v. YENTUMI & ANOTHER

  • Year:1959
  • Criteria as between succession case and land case-Presumption that plaintiff's capacity, if evidence thereof unchallenged by defendant, is admitted by...
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    SETSE v. SETSE

  • Year:1959
  • Marriage-Petition for restitution of conjugal rights-Parties not married under the Marriage Ordinance-No jurisdiction....
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    TSRIFO v. DUA VIII

  • Year:1959
  • Boundaries between Stools-Corroborated and uncorroborated version-Appellate Court as competent to draw inferences as trial-Court....
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    WARE v. OFORI-ATTA & OTHERS

  • Year:1959
  • Invalidity of Act of Parliament-Invalidity of Minister's Order-Requirements of Order in Council not complied with by Mr. Speaker-The chiefly status...
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    ABOAGYE v. OPOKU

  • Year:1960
  • Land-Trespass-Farmer's right to cultivate vacant forest land adjacent to his farm-Clearing such land does not reduce it into his possession...
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    ADJABENG v. KWABLA

  • Year:1959
  • Practice-Wrongful exercise of court's discretion in refusing adjournment notwithstanding medical certificate.Land-Purchaser's son assisting father with part of purchase price-Son does...
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    AKORNOR v. MAMA AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1960
  • Practice-Sale of house in execution of decree obtained in district magistrate's court-Judgment setting aside sale-Whether final or interlocutory decision....
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    AKYEAMAH v. POKU AND OTHERS

  • Year:1960
  • Practice-Execution-Application to set aside sale under Supreme Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 1954, Ord. 51, r. 18-Appropriate court-Parties who may apply....
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    AMETAMEH v. ATAKPLAI III

  • Year:1960
  • Local courts-Jurisdiction-Action claiming perpetual injunction-Whether case "properly cognizable" by a local court-Local Courts Act, 1958, s. 55-Estoppel by conduct and...
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    AMPONG v. ABORAA

  • Year:1960
  • Defamation by slander-Actionable in native law without proof of special damage-Epithet "slave" constitutes slander in native law. ...
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    BOATENG VII v. YEBOAH AND OTHERS

  • Year:1960
  • Malicious prosecution-Absence of reasonable and probable cause-Inference of malice-Effect of nolle prosequi for purposes of subsequent action for malicious prosecution....
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    COOK v. KUTSOATSI AND OTHERS

  • Year:1960
  • Practice-Jurisdiction of Native Court-Civil cause-Interpretation of section 14 (3) of Native courts (Southern Ghana) Ordinance, Cap. 98-Equitable mortgage and customary...
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    GLOVER v. KORLI

  • Year:1960
  • Practice-Local courts-Appearance by defendant-Subsequent failure to appear-Whether judgment given ex parte-Native Courts Ordinance Cap. 98 s. 51-Refusal by trial court...
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    ABRAHAMS v. AKWEI

  • Year:1961
  • Estoppel-Estoppel by conduct-Grantor standing by in a previous case involving title of his grantee.Evidence-Circumstances in which proceedings in previous case...
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    IN RE YENA, DECEASED

  • Year:1960
  • Probate-Will-Death of executor-Heir and successor by customary law entitled to letters of administration with will annexed-Wills Act 1837, ss. 9...
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    KISSI v. PEPRAH

  • Year:1960
  • Customary law-Land-Farming rights-Customary reservation of reasonable portion of forest land in front of existing farm for purposes of expansion....
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    LARTEI v. FIO

  • Year:1960
  • Local courts-Jurisdiction-Sale of land under customary law-Claim for specific performance-Whether local court has jurisdiction-Land-Recovery of possession-Laches....
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    PAPAFIO v. SAM

  • Year:1960
  • Local courts-Jurisdiction-Land cause-Defence relying on grant by customary law- Whether case in such circumstances properly cognizable by local court-No jurisdiction...
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    SIAW v. SORLOR

  • Year:1960
  • Customary law-Inheritance-Apportionment of property of deceased person among members of family-Discretion of family....
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    SUMMEY v. YOHUNO AND OTHERS

  • Year:1960
  • Land-Trespass-Estoppel per rem judicatam-Requirements of valid customary will-Evidence corroborative of gift inter vivos-Defendant in trespass case cannot defeat claim of...
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    TANOR v. DAPOMAH

  • Year:1960
  • Customary law-Arbitration-Undesirability of person to whom original complaint made being appointed arbitrator-Relationship of arbitrator to one of the parties-Bias-Land-Customary law-Right...
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    ADJUAH ATTAH v. ABBAH ATTAH

  • Year:1961
  • Practice-Discontinuing an action in the native court without reserving liberty to institute a fresh action-Whether such discontinuance is a bar...
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    ADARKWA v. NKRUMAH

  • Year:1961
  • Arbitration-All rights merge in the arbitration award-A party can only sue to enforce the award; he cannot rely on original...
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    AFARI v. NYAME

  • Year:1961
  • Execution-Title of purchaser.Practice-Person who fails to interplead is not precluded from suing substantively for declaration of title....
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    AKRASHI II v. OFORI ATTA

  • Year:1961
  • Practice-Procedure by originating summons-Whether an applicant need have a cause of action-Supreme [High] Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 1954, Order 54A,...
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    AKWEI v. AKWEI

  • Year:1961
  • Practice-Vacating judgment by consent.Practice-Review-Whether a stranger to a judgment can apply for a review-Supreme [High] Court (Civil Procedure) Rules, 1954...
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    AMEKO v. AGBO AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1961
  • Local courts-Jurisdiction in land cases-Value of land stated in claim as G50 and in counterclaim as G500-Whether plaintiff entitled to...
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    AQUAH v. COFIE

  • Year:1961
  • Land law-Action for declaration of title-Onus of proof-Plaintiff and defendant claim through separate grantors-Failure of plaintiff to establish title of...
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    ASAMOAH v. OFORI ALIAS RENNER

  • Year:1961
  • Administration of estates-Action by customary successor to revoke letters of administration-Persons entitled to a grant-Effect of grant of letters-Duties of...
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    ASARE v. ANTWI

  • Year:1961
  • Local courts-Jurisdiction in claims for accounts.Local courts-Jurisdiction in land causes-Land bought from purchaser at public auction-Whether law applicable is customary...
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    ASARE v. GOMADO

  • Year:1961
  • Libel-Allegation that regional commissioner interfered with case in local court and with police investigations into theft charge Libel-Defences of justification,...
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    AUGUSTT v. ARYEE

  • Year:1961
  • Practice-Local courts-Representation-Duty of representative as regards giving evidence.Succession-Succession among the Ga Adamgbe tribes of Ghana.Customary law-Head of immediate family of...
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    BASSIL v. RAAD

  • Year:1961
  • Cheque-Unpresented on drawer's advice-Whether drawee entitled to sue on it-Bills of Exchange Ordinance, Cap. 195, (1951 Rev.), ss.45, 46 and...
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    BOATENG v. NTIM AND OTHERS

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Sale of land-Whether failure to perform guaha necessarily invalidates sale-Absence of concurrence to sale of local council-Local Government Ordinance,...
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    BROWN v. DARKO AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1961
  • Probate and administration-Whether executors obliged to execute a conveyance, in favour of a devisee-Whether the Administration of Estates Act, 1961...
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    CARBOO v. CARBOO

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Succession-Ningo (Ga-Adangbe) tribe-Persons entitled to grant of letters of administration....
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    COBBLAH v. OKRAKU

  • Year:1961
  • Estoppel-Estoppel per rem judicatam-Subject-matter in judgment relied on must be identical with subject-matter in dispute.Estoppel-Previous judgment affecting same land will...
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    EBOE v. EBOE

  • Year:1961
  • Agency-Defendant given general powers to manage plaintiff's banking account and shops at his discretion-Whether agency of a fiduciary nature-Defendant sells...
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    EBOE v. EBOE

  • Year:1961
  • Practice-Stay of execution pending appeal-Judgment declaring defendant a trustee for plaintiff of shares in business concern, ordering accounts and for...
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    EKU ALIAS CONDUA III v. ACQUAAH

  • Year:1961
  • Certiorari-Application for enlargement of time in which to apply for certiorari-Failure to object to jurisdiction timeously-Supreme [High) Court (Civil Procedure)...
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    GYASI v. NTEM AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1961
  • Mortgages-Adopting a mortgage by conduct-Member of family wrongfully mortgages family property-Family later becomes aware of mortgage, pays part of the...
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    KWAKYE v. TUBA AND OTHERS

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Constitution of a family meeting to appoint successor.Customary law-Succession to the estate of a Mohammedan-Application of Mohammedan law-Marriage of...
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    KWESI YAW v. KWAW ATTA

  • Year:1961
  • Evidence-Proving title to land by traditional evidence-Testing traditional evidence.Estoppel-Judgment admitted in evidence but not specifically pleaded as estoppel per rem...
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    LARTEY v. HAUSA

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Long possession never ripens into ownership. Estoppel-Acquiescence-Matters amounting to acquiescence. Land law-Purchaser-Land Development (Protection of Purchasers) Act, 1960, (Act...
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    MENSAH v. AHODJO

  • Year:1961
  • Practice-Action commenced in court with appropriate jurisdiction-Jurisdiction taken away by subsequent legislation-Saving clause in later legislation that pending causes "shall...
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    MENSAH v. AMAGYEI AND OTHERS

  • Year:1961
  • Tort-Compensation for destruction of cocoa farm in course of establishing a new township-Whether townsmen generally agreed not to claim compensation-Whether...
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    NKONNUA v. ANAAFI

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Pre-enstoolment declaration of private property-Family property improved by stool occupant during office-Whether property becomes stool property....
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    OKOE v. ANKRAH

  • Year:1961
  • Customary law-Succession-Meaning of "family" for the purposes of succession-Persons entitled to appoint successor....
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    OKYERE v. BOYE ADJEI

  • Year:1961
  • Evidence-Admissibility of sworn testimony in another suit.Customary law-Stool property distinguished from stool family property-Alienation of "communal property"....
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    OMENYO v. POKU AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1961
  • Practice-Local court refuses application for adjournment-Whether discretion exercised judicially.High Court-Jurisdiction to hear an appeal after the 1st July, 1960, in...
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    POKU v. ADDAI

  • Year:1961
  • Practice and procedure Appeals from local courts Power of High Court to extend time in which to file notice of...
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    PREMPEH v. ADO

  • Year:1961
  • Native courts-Consolidation of cases-Whether an order to try two cases together is tantamount to consolidating them....
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    SOLOMON v. KUMASSAH AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1961
  • Fatal accidents-Claim by sister-administratrix for self and other dependants-Whether sister entitled to damages-Law Reform (Civil Wrongs) Act 1959 (No. 12/1959)...
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    TANDOH v. ADU

  • Year:1961
  • False imprisonment-Plaintiff arrested by police as a result of a deliberately false complaint by defendant.Practice-Failure to allege in statement of...
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    THE STATE v. AMANKWA & ANOTHER

  • Year:1981
  • Criminal law-Forgery-Intent to defraud-Causing someone to falsify-Criminal Code, Cap. 9(1951 Rev.) s.295.Criminal Procedure-Power of court to amend charge-Criminal Procedure Code,...
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    TSOME v. GALE AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1961
  • Evidence-Traditional evidence-Person who gives traditional evidence must be competent to give it.Practice-Inspection of locus in quo-Witness at inspection must be...
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    YAOTEY v. QUAYE

  • Year:1961
  • Succession-Persons entitled to share in the estate under the Marriage Ordinance, Cap.127 (1951 Rev.), s. 48. Family law-Legitimacy of children....
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    ABENA MANU v. KAKRABA AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1962
  • Master and Servant-Negligence of servant-Scope of employment.Negligence-Servant pleads guilty to negligently causing harm-Whether admission of negligence against master.Fatal accidents-Death of...
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    ACHIASE STOOL v. APPIAH AND OTHERS

  • Year:1962
  • Customary law-Arbitration-Compromise-Binding effect of compromise arrived at after negotiated settlement and accepted by parties.Customary law-Stool-Debts-Stool incurred debt in litigation over...
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    ACKUN AND ANOTHER v. YANNEY

  • Year:1962
  • Customary law-Essential ingredients of a valid gift.Estoppel-Estoppel per rem judicatam-Whether judgment proved to be perverse but valid and subsisting can...
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    ADDAE KWASI AND OTHERS v. ADEKU

  • Year:1962
  • Local courts-Jurisdiction in land cases-Defendant counterclaims and states value of land as G3,000-Counterclaim struck out for want of jurisdiction-Defendant contests...
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    ADDAI v. BOAKYE II

  • Year:1962
  • Fatal accidents-Claim for benefit of estate-Not maintainable-Actio personalis moritur cum persona.Fatal accidents-Damages-Defence of estoppel-Arbitration at which head of family agreed...
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    AFRIYIE v. DOTWAAH AND ANOTHER

  • Year:1962
  • Family Property-Land-Whether defendant in possession as caretaker or as successor.Land law-Defendant in adverse possession-Whether liable to account.Practice-Whether plaintiff entitled to...
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    AMANKWA v. AKWAWUAH AND OTHERS

  • Year:1962
  • Local Courts-Jurisdiction in land causes-Defendant raises jurisdiction and fails; contests case on merits and wins-Plaintiff raises jurisdiction on appeal -Whether...
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    ANANE v. FRIMPONG

  • Year:1962
  • Administration of intestate estates-Entitlement to letters of administration- Principles on which rival applications considered....
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    AWUME v. DONYA

  • Year:1962
  • Land law-Equitable mortgage-Mortgagee cannot exercise right of entry without order of court.Estoppel-Res judicata-Judgement which is bad in law cannot operate...
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    BARNES v. AMEEN SANGARI & CO

  • Year:1962
  • Hire purchase-Wrongful seizure-Vehicle taken by sheriff in execution of judgment-Owner recovers from sheriff and refuses to return to hirer-Hire-purchase Act,...
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    BOAFO v. GYETUA

  • Year:1962
  • Customary law-Gift of land is irrevocable.Local courts-Practice-Court should uphold claim for title even if evidence proves root other than the...
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    BRIMAH AND COBSOLD v. ASANA

  • Year:1962
  • Islamic law-Conditions precedent to application of Islamic law to distribution of estate of a deceased Moslem-Marriage of Mohammedans Ordinance, Cap....
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    COMMISSIONER OF POLICE v. AMEYAW

  • Year:1962
  • Criminal law and procedure-Witness-Failure to call-On appeal re-trial ordered by circuit court-Whether circuit court had jurisdiction to order re-trial-Whether proceedings...
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    ETHELBURGA (W.A.) LTD. v. LUTTERODT

  • Year:1962
  • Company law-Plaintiff-company purchased shares in second company-Non-shareholder director in plaintiff-company given majority of shares in second company-Whether shares held in...
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    KORLEY v. BRUCE

  • Year:1962
  • Land-Application to set aside order for recovery of possession made in Land Court-"Hardship and justice"-Land Development (Protection of Purchasers) Act,...
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    KOTEY v. ASARE

  • Year:1962
  • Land law-James Town stool lands-Title of the sub-stools.Customary law-Effect of conveyance of family land without consent of principal members of...
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    KOTEY v. ODOI

  • Year:1962
  • Customary law-Stool land-Right of stool subject to alienate stool land in his possession without consent of stool....