Ennis v Great Northern Railway Company (Ireland)

 
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[S. C., I.F.S.]
Malone
and
Great Northern Railway Company (Ireland)

Trial - Several actions for negligence brought against the same defendant - All the actions arising out of the same accident - Contributory negligence pleaded as a defence in some of the actions, not in others -Order of High Court directing that all the actions be tried together - Objection by plaintiffs to such order - Order set aside on appeal - Two test actions substituted, one in which contributory negligence was pleaded and the other in which it was not - Other actions stayed - Conditions imposed - Order of High Court not a consolidation order - Supreme Court of Judicature Act (Ir.),1877 (40 41...

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