The American and English Corporation Cases; A Collection of All Cases Affecting Corporations of Every Kind, Other Than Municipal and Railroad, Decided by the Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction in the United States, England, and Volume 18

The American and English Corporation Cases; A Collection of All Cases Affecting Corporations of Every Kind, Other Than Municipal and Railroad, Decided by the Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction in the United States, England, and Volume 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... who was acting for the defendant corporation. The first exception relates to the admission of a letter dated December 13, 1901, addressed to the plaintiffs, and signed "The Raymond Syndicate," which reads as follows: "Before doing business with Mr. Lyons we were "careful to learn what your commission would be, and advised that, if anything, it would be $125. We would not care, however, to have any dispute or controversy in the matter, and rather than do so would probably send you a check for $250. If this is not quite satisfactory, we will not expect to hear from you directly." There was evidence that this letter came to the plaintiffs in reply to the bill sent by the plaintiffs to the defendant. The admission of the letter in evidence was C Cas Henderson-0. Raymond Syndicate objected to on the ground that it was typewritten, not signed by the defendant or by any one known, and that no authority on the part of any one to write it was shown. Other similar grounds of objection were made, which need not be stated. The bill of exceptions states: "No objection was made to the use of the letter as being an offer of compromise, the only objection being as to the alleged lack of authority for such a letter from the defendant corporation." If this letter had been excluded by the judge at the time it was offered in evidence, on the ground that it did not sufficiently appear that it was authorized, it subsequently appeared that it was dictated by the general manager to the stenographer of the corporation, who was also its secretary, and that she wrote and signed it as she did the other letters sent by the manager. After this evidence appeared, the plaintiffs could again have offered the letter in evidence....show more

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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 708g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776313
  • 9781236776310