Veale v. Warner
Court of King’s Bench
85 Eng. Rep. 463, 468 (1670)
Veale (plaintiff) filed suit against Warner (defendant), claiming that he loaned Warner £2,000 and that Warner never repaid the money. Warner challenged the suit on the grounds that an arbitrator had already awarded Veale £3,169 pounds and that Warner had already paid Veale that amount, and released him from liability. Veale denied that Warner had paid the £3,169 pounds and moved for judgment. Warner then argued that the arbitrator’s award was void and thus it did not matter whether Warner had paid the award or not even though he claimed that he had paid it. In response to this, Veale admitted to the previous arbitrator’s award.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning
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