The American Reports; Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided in the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States with Notes and Reference

The American Reports; Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided in the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States with Notes and Reference

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... be a "big thing,"in connection with the fact that he was a lawyer, may fairly be construed as imputing to him unjust, ilislmnest and extortionate conduct in his professional capacity, and jus tides the meaning attributed to it in the complaint The charge that in his "sober moments" he prosecuted his business, authorized Sanderson v. Caldwell. the inference that he was in the habit of the immoderate use of intoxicating liquors; and the natural tendency and result of such a habit, in - person engaged in any business, and especially in professional business, is to unfit him for the proper discharge of it. The defendants, in judgment of law, intended to charge what their language implied, and to produce the injury which was the natural and proximate result of their act. They may not, in fact, have had in mind the particular meaning charged by the plaintiff, or intended the special injury produced; but the law, for remedial purposes, adjudges that a wrong-doer intends all the natural and proximate consequences of the wrong, and administers punishment and allows compensation upon this presumption. It is claimed, however, that special damages could not be recovered in this case for injury sustained by the plaintiff in his professional character, for the reason that the libel does not state or imply that the plain till was a lawyer, and, therefore, does not relate to him in that character; and for the additional reason that no actual damages to him in his profession were proved. It is said by Chief Baron Oomtn, that " words, not actionable in themselves, are not actionable when spoken of one in an office, profession or trade, unless they touch him in his office, profession, ' etc Action on the case for defamation, D. 27. In...show more

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