DR S. TWUM J.S.C.
This is an appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal dated 24th March 2006. It substantially confirmed the judgment of the High Court against which the appeal to the Court of Appeal was lodged. The appellants in this Court were the defendants in the High Court suit and for ease of reference I will refer to them in this opinion as the defendants. The respondents, who were plaintiffs in the High Court, will also be known as plaintiffs in this opinion.
On 20th April 1994, the Plaintiffs filed a writ of summons in the High Court, Tema, against the defendants, claiming
(a) an order compelling the defendant to pay to the Plaintiffs the value and loss of profits on 6234 cartons of yams out of the total of 7034 cartons which defendants accepted and took custody of with the view of shipping the same to Plaintiffs at Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A. but which said carton of yams Defendants negligently and in breach of duty left in the open and were soaked by rains rend…