ATTORNEY-GENERAL v KAPWEPWE (1974) Z.R. 207 (S.C.) SUPREME COURT DOYLE, C.J., BABON, D.C.J., AND GARDNER, J.S. 8TH OCTOBER, 1974 S.C.Z. JUDGMENT NO. 37 OF 1974. Flynote Tort - Joint tortfeasors - Right of plaintiff to sue in succession - Restriction on sums recoverable in subsequent actions - Costs - When plaintiff entitled to after first action Plaintiff's liberty to select one defendant - Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, s. 9 (1). Tort - Joint tortfeasors - Series of actions against different defendants - Duty of court in first case to compensate fully bearing in mind that he shall not be compensated twice Later action to take into account damages in first - Compensatory damages as if action consolidated . Tort - Exemplary damages - Nature of - Whether such damages can bet offset against compensatory damages - Where Government defendant - Purpose of award. Tort - Damages - When appellate court can interfere - Assessment against background of local conditions. Tort - Alteration of common law rule - Mitigation of damages - Evidence of previous actions for damages - Defamation Act, s. 12. Defence - Failure to enter - Assumption by court.