The Southern Reporter, Volume 19

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West Publishing Company, 1896 - Law reports, digests, etc

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Mary Lee Coal & Railway became part of the Alabama Consolidated Coal & Iron Co. which became The Alabama Company in 1913. Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron bought The Alabama Company in 1924. The railroad operation was extended to the L&N Cane Creek Branch where they ran on trackage rights to the Banner Branch and then to their own railroad at Granlin on the Banner Branch. This was their access to Flat Top and Bessie mines. This short railroad was a very important part of Birmingham history. 

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Page 174 - Bank of Augusta v. Earle, 13 Pet. 519, it is said that "a corporation can have no legal existence out of the boundaries of the sovereignty by which it is created. It exists only in contemplation of law, and by force of the law; and where that law ceases to operate, and is no longer obligatory, the corporation can have no existence. It must dwell in the place of its creation, and cannot migrate to another sovereignty.
Page 174 - It must dwell in the place of its creation, and cannot migrate to another sovereignty. But although it must live and have its being in that state only, yet it does not by any means follow that its existence there will not be recognized in other places ; and its residence in one state creates no insuperable objection to its power of contracting in another.
Page 385 - ... the plaintiff must recover upon the strength of his own title, and not upon the weakness of that of the defendant...
Page 11 - The evidence, consisting as it does in the mere repetition of oral statements, is subject to much imperfection and mistake; the party himself being misinformed, or not having clearly expressed his own meaning, or the witness having misunderstood him.
Page 252 - Their motion is grounded on the claim that the verdict of the jury is contrary to the law and evidence...
Page 208 - ... nor for omitting to state the time at which the offence was committed in any case where time is not of the essence of the offence, nor for stating the time imperfectly, nor for stating the offence to have been committed on a day subsequent to the finding of the indictment, or on an impossible day, or on a day that never happened...
Page 167 - Provided always, that no such execution shall issue against any shareholder except upon an order of the Court in which the action, suit, or other proceeding shall have been brought or instituted, made upon motion in open court after sufficient notice in writing to the persons sought to be charged ; and upon such motion such Court may order execution to issue accordingly...
Page 58 - I believe, in the laws of all civilised nations, that if a man, either by words or by conduct, has intimated that he consents to an act which has been done, and that he will offer no opposition to it, although it could not have been lawfully done without his consent, and he thereby induces others to do that from which they...
Page 325 - ... the party of the first part. The party of the second part...
Page 47 - It is ordered, that the judgment of the Circuit Court be reversed, and the cause remanded for another trial thereof.

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