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ALBANY:
WILLIAM GOULD & SON,
LAW BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERB.

1881

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-one,

BY WILLIAM GOULD & SON,
in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

tika Maga5,1551

THE ARGUS COMPANY,
PRINTERS AND STEREOTYPERS,

ALBANY, N. Y.

PAOL.

PAGE.

A.

Fielding agt. Lucas et al. ...... 134 Abrahams agt. Bensen..... 208 First National Bank agt. Fourth Achelis agt. Kalman. 491 National Bank..,

436 Adams agt. Ward....

288 Firth et al agt. Roe..... 432 Association for the Relief of Fleishhauer agt. Doellner.. 438 Aged Indigent Females agt. Frankel agt. Elias......

74 Eagleson..

9 Freeman agt. Smith et al....... 311 Auerbach agt. New York Central and Hudson River Rail

G. road Company.....

382
German Bank of London agt.
Dash..

124 B.

Grocers' Bank agt. Murphy.... 426 Baker agt. Van Epps.......... 79 Bliven agt. Peru Steel and Iron

H. Company...

280 Blunt agt. The Mayor.....

482

Havemeyer agt. Fuller........ 316

Hebron Society agt. Schoen... 185 Burnham agt. Brennan. 310

J.
C.
Case agt. Osborn.....

18 Jackson agt. Keon........... 103 Checkley agt. Providence and Johnston Harvester Company Stonington Steamship Com- agt. Meinhardt.....

168 pany..... 510 Jones agt. Platt....

73 Clark agt. Bone.. 98 Jones agt. Platt..

277 Clarkson et al agt. Manson.... 45 Clegg agt. American Newspaper

K. Union......

498 Kelly agt. Sheehy et al........ 439 Conley agt. Petrie et al. 299 Kennedy agt. Kennedy.... 151 Crook agt. Findley..... 875 Kerrison agt. Kerrison... 51 D.

L.
Davidson agt. Holden... 327
Derham agt. Lee...

334

Little et al agt. Coyle et al ..... 76

Livermore agt. Berdell........ 308 E. Ellison agt. Bernstein ......... 145

M. Equitable Life Assurance So

Mahon agt. Smith...

385 ciety agt. Schermerhorn..... 477 Marston agt. Herbert.

490 Everson agt. Powers.... 166 Masten agt. Olcott.

105 Masten agt. Webb.

302 E Matter of Benson...

314 Fallon agt. Durant...

178 Matter of Ketchum's ApplicaFeerick agt. Conner... 506 tion......

154 iv

PAGE.

Matter of Murphy...

258 The People ex rel. Bush agt.

Matter of One Hundred and Thornton,..

457

Thirty-eighth Street......... 290 The People ex rel. Evans agt.

Matter of Opening Sixty-seventh Board of Commissioners of

Street .....

264 Public Parks........

130

Matter of Pray...

194 The People ex rel. Gilmour agt.

McCabe agt. Fogg et al.... .... 498 Callahan

372

McCoon agt. White..... 149 The People agt. Globe Mutual

McCormack agt. McCormack.. 196 Life Insurance Co ...... 57

Miller et al agt. Kent...... 388 The People agt. Globe Mutual

Miller agt. Kent.

451 Life Insurance Co.

82

Morgan agt. Van Kohnstamm.. 161 The People ex rel. Hambrecht

Murphy agt. Travers...... 301

agt. Campbell...

102

Musgrave agt. Sherwood...... 339 The People ex rel. Hassell agt.

Hoffman

.... 324

P.

The People ex rel. Higgins agt.

Pattison ex rel. agt. O'Connor.. 144

McAdam....

139
Peck agt. Peck...

206 The People ex rel. Higgins agt.
Peters agt. Porter et al . 422

McAdam...

444

Pope agt. Terre Haute Car and The People agt. Long Island

Manufacturing Company.... 419

Railroad Company.......... 395

Prentiss agt. Livingston et al.., 380 The People ex rel. Murphy agt.
Price agt. Brown.....

511
French et al

377

Pustet et al agt. Flannelly

67 The People agt. Briggs.. 17

The People agt. Bruff..... 1

R.

Thompson agt. Sullivan.. 71

Thorp agt. Thorp.

295

Ritch agt. Smith et al ..... 13

Trow's Printing and Bookbind-

Ritch agt. Smith.

157

ing Company agt. Hart...... 190

Robling agt. Long ..

200

Ryle agt. Falk.....

516

S.

Van Schaick agt. Sigel ....... 122

Savage agt. Gould et al

217

Savage agt. Gould et al

234

Savage agt. Gould et al

255

Wachtel agt. Noah Widows

Schlossberg agt. Lahr.... 450

and Orphans' Benevolent So-

143

Shaw agt. Van Rensselaer

ciety...

424

Sollinger agt. Earle..

116 Wiley agt. Arnoux............ 137

Snyder agt. Snyder...

368

Wilson Sewing Machine Com-

pany agt. Fuller...

480

T.

Z.

Tinkey agt. Langdon.......... 180

The People ex rel. Burnet agt. Zimmerman et al agt. Erhard:

Jackson...

330 et al...

163

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PRACTICE REPORTS.

SUPREME COURT.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK agt. WILLIAM

FONTAINE BRUFF, THE BROOKLYN ELEVATED RAILWAY COMPANY and others.

Action against directors, &c., of a corporation for misconduct By whom

action to be brought When attorney-general must bring action - Power of the court to appoint a receiver - Practice Code of Civil Procedure, sections 1781, 1782, 1808, 1810.

The attorney-general, in behalf of the people of the state, may maintain

an action “ against one or more trustees, directors, managers or other officers of a corporation to procure a judgment * * compelling the defendants to account for their official conduct in the management and disposition of the funds and property committed to their charge,” and "compelling them to pay the corporation which they represent, or its creditors, any money, and the value of any property which they have acquired to themselves, or transferred to others, or lost or wasted, by a violation of their duties," and "suspending a defendant from exercising his office when it appears that he has abused his trust" (Code of Civil

Procedure, sections 1781, 1782). By section 1808 of the Code of Civil Procedure the attorney-general must

bring an action” for the purposes just enumerated, “if, in his opinion, the public interests require that an action should be brought;” and by section 1810, in an action brought for the objects specified, by the attorney-general, the court has power to appoint a receiver of the prop

erty of the corporation. When the president of a railroad company makes a contract with himself

for the construction of a railway; when he obtains all the securities, stock and bonds under the pretense of paying the nominal contractor; when as chief engineer he makes to himself as contractor certificates of work done, and then as president pays himself many hundred thousand dollars in advance of what the nominal contractor was entitled to receive under the contract for construction, ample cause is shown for the appointment of a receiver, and the command of the statute to the attorney-general that he “must bring an action," becomes imperative.

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