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MARINE & GENERAL ASSURANCE COMPANY PLC. V. OVERSEAS UNION INSURANCE LTD. & ORS

(2006) JELR 47382 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.108/2001  •  27 Jan 2006  •  Nigeria

Coram
SYLVESTER UMARU ONU JSC; ALOYSIUS IYORGYER KATSINA-ALU JSC; NIKI TOBI JSC; GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE JSC; MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC;

Judgement

MOHAMMED, J.S.C.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos division delivered on 11-12-2000 in which the court reversed the judgment/ruling of the trial Lagos State High Court of Justice of 27-6-1996 dismissing a petition to have a judgment obtained in the Queens Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in England on 25-5-1990, registered and enforced as a judgment of the High Court of Justice of Lagos State. The respondents in this appeal were the petitioners/applicants before the trial Lagos State High Court and appellants at the court below. The appellant on the other hand, was the respondent to the petition at the trial High Court and also the respondent to the appeal at the court below.

By a petition/application dated 16-5-1994 as amended, the respondents at the trial High Court of Justice, Lagos State sought for the following relief:-

"An order that the judgment dated the 25th day of May, 1990 whereby it was adjudg…

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