Prove what you claim


Baker Hughes Nigeria

Suit Details

SUIT No. PHC/929/2008: Lazer Tech Invest. Nig. V. Baker Hughes Nigeria Ltd.


The Claimant brought an action against our client; Baker Hughes, claiming the sum of N13Million as fees for clearing the goods at the port in Rivers State. Lazer Tech. did not provide any documents to justify the payment of this claim to it.


The team eventually joined issues with the claimant at the High Court in Port Harcourt and canvassed strong legal arguments on behalf of our client, part of which is that the law requires a claimant to prove that which he is claiming. We urged the court to follow established principles of law in this case and dismiss the case for lack of merit.


The case against Baker Hughes was entirely dismissed; they were spared the burden of paying the Lazer Tech’s  claim of N13Million.