Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia, in the Year ..., Volume 71

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Edward O. Jenkins, 1885 - Equity

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Page 450 - Act to recover damages for personal injuries to an employee or where such injuries have resulted in his death, the fact that the employee may have been guilty of contributory negligence shall not bar a recovery, but the damages shall be diminished by the jury in proportion to the amount of negligence attributable to such employee...
Page 362 - There were verdict and judgment for $275 in favor of the plaintiff. Thereafter the defendant made a motion for a new trial, upon the ground that the verdict of the jury was contrary to the evidence, and the law, and that the court erred in its several rulings in the trial of the case.
Page 696 - It may be defined to be a transfer of the absolute or general property In a thing for a price in money.
Page 352 - The constitution of the United States provides that no State shall pass any law impairing the obligation of a contract, &c. The State constitution contains the same prohibition upon the power of the legislature, with the difference of the word ' validity ' in the place of that of 'Obligation,' used in the Constitution of the United * 477 States.
Page 488 - Laws of a general nature shall have uniform operation throughout the State, and no special law shall be enacted in any case for which provision has been made by an existing general law.
Page 79 - ... until the final distribution and settlement of the estate of the bankrupt, and the close of the proceedings in bankruptcy.
Page 449 - No person shall recover damages from a railroad company for injury to himself or his property, where the same is done by his consent, or is caused by his own negligence.
Page 275 - Constitution which forbids -a State to pass any law impairing the obligation of contracts...
Page 441 - The presumption of negligence cast upon railroads by our statute in personal injury cases ceases when the railroad company has made it appear by a preponderance of the evidence that its agents have exercised all ordinary and reasonable care and diligence. In the presence of such proof by the railroad company the jury do not take any such presumption with them to the jury room in weighing the evidence and in coming to a determination.
Page 696 - The wife is л feme sole as to her separate estate, unless controlled by the settlement. Every restriction upon her power in it must be complied with; but while the wife may contract, she cannot bind her separate estate by any contract of suretyship, nor by any assumption of the debts of her husband, and any sale of her separate estate, made to a creditor of her husband in extinguishment of his debts, shall be absolutely void.

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