Davis v. Yoshida

Davis v. Yoshida

Davis v Yoshida, [1931] 3 WWR 703
Davis appealed a decision made in Vancouver’s Small Debts Court dismissing an application to appoint a receiver. The appellant and respondent both sought a decision regarding the jurisdiction of the stipendiary magistrate who delivered that judgement. Justice W.A. Macdonald determined that it was not possible to “order or direct the magistrate to appoint a receiver,” and determined there would be “no costs to either party,” dismissing the appeal. (706) F. Donnenworth stood for the plaintiff, N.C. Levin for the defendant.



Davis v. Yoshida


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Source: British Columbia Supreme Court. Western Weekly Reports. 1931.


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