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Railway Company Not Responsible: Court Dismisses Claim

Limerick, Thursday. During the Quarter Sessions today, presided over by Judge Adams, Dr Byrne of Southampton brought a case against the Great Southern and Western Railway Company to recover £24, claiming that ornaments were damaged during transit. Alderman Stephen O’Mara testified that the unique ornament had a value of £24, and its worth had been assessed at £40. It had been sent as a gift to Mr Byrne, the witness’s son-in-law. However, Mr Barrington, representing the defendants, argued that the railway company was not liable as the value was not adequately declared. His Honor concurred with Mr Barrington’s argument and dismissed the case.

Dublin Evening Telegraph – Friday 14 October 1904