Principles of Equity

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Bell & Bradfute, 1825 - Equity - 525 pages

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Page 5 - And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.
Page 537 - It is a title, that depends on the authority of the court, whence it issued, and therefore has no coercive authority extra territorium. And yet, as it would be hard to oblige the person, who claims on a decree, to bring a new action against his party in every country, to which...
Page 390 - Non solum res in stipulatum deduci possunt, sed etiam facta, ut si stipulemur aliquid fieri vel non fieri. Et in hujusmodi stipulationibus optimum erit poenam subjicere, ne quantitas stipulationis in incerto sit, ac necesse sit actori probare, quid ejus intersit.
Page 58 - Cheats, which are punishable by the common law, may in general be described to be deceitful practices, in defrauding or endeavouring to defraud another of his known right, by means of some artful device, contrary to the plain rules of common honesty...
Page 529 - English statute cannot be pleaded in Scotland in such a case, but, according to the law of that forum, it may be pleaded that the debt is presumed to have been paid. And it makes an issue, in which the plaintiff in the suit may show that such a presumption does not apply to his demand ; and that...
Page 262 - ... made or created by livery and seisin only, or by parol, and not put in writing, and signed by the parties so making or creating the same, or their agents thereunto lawfully authorized by writing, shall have the force and effect of leases or estates at will only...
Page 537 - A foreign decree, which, by dismissing the claim, affords an exceptio ret judicatee against it, enjoys a more extensive privilege. We not only presume it to be just, but will not admit any evidence of its being unjust. The reasons follow. A decreet-arbitral is final by mutual consent. A judgment-condemnator ought not to be final against the defendant, because he gave no consent.
Page 7 - But law, in this simple form, cannot long continue stationary: for, in the social state, under regular discipline, law ripens gradually with the human faculties; and by ripeness of discernment, and delicacy of sentiment, many duties, formerly neglected, are found to be binding in conscience.
Page 381 - I. such a hard position that it is thought right he should have a utilis actio. 35. Si quis a non domino, quem dominum esse crederet, bona fide fundum emerit vel ex donatione aliave qua justa causa seque bona fide acceperit : naturali ratione placuit, fructus, quos percepit, ejus esse pro cultura et cura. Et ideo si postea dominus supervenerit et fundum vindicet, de fructibus ab eo consumptis agere non potest. Ei vero, qui sciens alienum fundum possederit, non idem concessum est. Itaque cum fundo...
Page 511 - The proper place for punishment is where the crime is committed, and no society takes concern in any crime but what is hurtful to itself;" and recognizing the duty to enforce foreign judgments or decrees for civil debts or damages, adds: "But this includes not a decree decerning for a penalty; because no court reckons itself bound to punish, or to concur in punishing, any delict committed extra territorium.

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