Railway Times (05/Aug/1848) - York Assizes

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JULY, 1848.

Nowell and Hattersley v. The Huddersfield and Manchester Railway and Canal Company.

The plaintiffs are railway contractors, and the action was brought against the above Company to recover damages for their illegally seizing the plaintiffs' railway plant and works on the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway. Besides what is claimed in this action, the plaintiffs' claim against the Company upwards of £100,000 for work and materials.

A verdict was found for the plaintiffs — damages, £150,000, subject to a reference to Mr. Corrie, of the action, and of all matters in difference between plaintiffs and defendants, and between the plaintiffs and the London and North-Western Railway Company, with which latter Company the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway Company are now amalgamated.

Mr. Thorpe, of Thorne, attorney for plaintiffs.

Messrs. Brook and Freeman, of Huddersfield, attorneys for defendants.