Atlantic Reporter, Volume 14

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West Publishing Company, 1888 - Law reports, digests, etc
 

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Page 574 - A rule to show cause why a new trial should not be granted, was allowed; and the following reasons were assigned for setting aside the verdict.
Page 471 - ... the law which binds the parties to perform their agreement." Sturges v. Crowninshield, 4 Wheat. 122, 197; Story, op. cit., 1378. This Court has said that "the laws which subsist at the time and place of the making of a contract, and where it is to be performed, enter into and form a part of it, as if they were expressly referred to or incorporated in its terms. This principle embraces alike those which affect its validity, construction, discharge and enforcement.
Page 444 - ... is necessary to permit the passage of such railroad through any canyon, pass, or defile, said railroad company shall, before entering upon the ground occupied by such wagon road, cause the same to be reconstructed at its own expense in the most favorable location, and in as perfect a manner as the original road...
Page 251 - Notes given for a speculative consideration. .—A person who takes, sells or transfers a promissory note or other negotiable instrument, knowing the consideration of such note or instrument to consist in whole or in part of the...
Page 358 - ... it will be your duty to return a verdict in favor of the defendant company.
Page 98 - The provisions of this act, so far as they are the same as those of existing laws, shall be construed as a continuation of such laws and not as new enactments...
Page 438 - That hereafter, the widow or the children of any decedent dying within this Commonwealth, testate or intestate, may retain either real or personal property belonging to said estate to the value of three hundred dollars, and the same shall not be sold, but suffered to remain for the use of the widow and family...
Page 111 - Though his titles have been acquiesced in by generation after generation, to the landed estates of the Duke of Westminster the poorest child that is born in London today has as much right as his eldest son. Though the sovereign people of the State of New York consent to the landed possessions of the Astors, the puniest infant that comes wailing into the world in the squalidest room of the most miserable tenement house, becomes at that moment seized of an equal right with the millionaires. And it...
Page 511 - For it is a general principle of the highest importance to the proper administration of justice that a judicial officer, in exercising the authority vested in him, shall be free to act upon his own convictions, without apprehension of personal consequences to himself.
Page 578 - That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed.

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