Friday, 18 November 2016

HANNAH VS. PEEL

The defendant was the owner of a house which he had himself never occupied while the house was requisitioned the plaintiff a soldier found in a bedroom used as sick-bay,a brooch the owner of which was unknown. There was no evidence that the defendant had any knowledge of the existence of the brooch before it was found by the plaintiff, but the police to whom the the defendant handed the brooch to ascertain it owner delivered it to the defendant who claimed it being on the premises to which he was the owner. Held that plaintiff as a finder was entitled to the possession of the brooch as against all other than it true owner.

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