Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, Volume 23

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Page 485 - Whenever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, and the act, neglect or default is such as would (if death had not ensued) have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof...
Page 228 - The general doctrine is not controverted, that although movables are for many purposes to be deemed to have no situs, except that of the domicile of the owner, yet this being but a legal fiction it yields whenever it is necessary, for the purpose of justice, that the actual situs of the thing should be examined.
Page 204 - The sovereignty of a state extends to everything which exists by its own authority, or is introduced by its permission; but does it extend to those means which are employed by congress to carry into execution powers conferred on that body by the people of the United States?
Page 14 - All that can be truly said is, that if a person, whether attorney or not, prepares a will with a legacy to himself, it is, at most, a suspicious circumstance of more or less weight, according to the facts of each particular case...
Page 441 - ... bearing a rate of interest not exceeding seven per cent per annum, payable semiannually, which bonds shall be substantially in the following form : No.
Page 467 - March 3, 1818 (Revision, p. 294), which permits a recovery by the personal representatives of the decedent, for the benefit of the widow and next of kin, of the pecuniary loss resulting to them from such death.
Page 150 - But when the party by his own contract creates a duty or charge upon himself, he is bound to make it good, if he may, notwithstanding any accident by inevitable necessity, because he might have provided against it by his contract.
Page 403 - The universal doctrine now recognized by the common law is, that succession to personal property is governed, exclusively, by the law of the actual domicil of the intestate at the time of his death.
Page 485 - ... although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to felony.
Page 228 - Story, in his commentaries just cited, " although movables are for many purposes to be deemed to have no situs, except that of the domicil of the owner, yet this being but a legal fiction, it yields, whenever it is necessary for the purpose of justice that the actual situs of the thing should be examined.

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