O'Keeffe v Colbert (No. 2)

JurisdictionIreland
CourtCircuit Court
Judgment Date01 Jan 1939
(Cir. Ct.),
O'Keeffe
and
Colbert (No. 2)

- Action against, for alleged wrongful seizure - Public Authorities Protection Act, 1893 (56 57 Vict., c. 61).

The plaintiff, a farmer, issued a civil bill on the 20th January, 1938, against the defendant, the sheriff of the County of Waterford, claiming damages for the alleged wrongful seizure and sale at an undervalue of one horse and ten cattle, his property. The seizure was made on the 21st November, 1935, and the sale took place on the 28th November, 1935. The defendant pleaded inter alia that the plaintiff's action was barred by the Public Authorities Protection Act, 1893. Held, that the sheriff was protected by the Act. Dolanv....

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