The Bench and Bar of Kings County, N.Y. and the Bench and Bar of the City of Brooklyn, 1686-1884; With Legal Biographies, Etc

The Bench and Bar of Kings County, N.Y. and the Bench and Bar of the City of Brooklyn, 1686-1884; With Legal Biographies, Etc

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...was captured by an armed band of Virginians, two days after Virginia had passed an ordinance of secession, but before the fact was ofiicially published. No evidence could be procured by the company that the capture was made under any regular oflicial authority; and the General Term of the Superior Court unanimously held that the capture was not such an act of war as exempted the insurance company from liability under the war risk clause of its policy. The insurance company's counsel, as a forlorn hope, engaged Mr. Shearman to argue an appeal to the Court of Appeals from this decision, which he did in September, 1867. and with complete success, as appears by a report of the case, reversing the judgment below, reported in the 37th volume of the New York Reports. In l868, Mr. Shearman went into partnership with the distinguished advocate, David Dudley Field, and his son Dudley Field, under the firm name of Field & Shenrman, into which firm, later in the same year, Mr. John W. Sterling was admitted a partner. During the whole existence of this copartnership, its business was one of the largest of any firm of practitioners in New York. The new firm was almost immediately called upon to take charge of the legal business of the Erie Railway Company, Mr. Shearman being appointed to the responsible position of ofiice counsel. As such, he had personal supervision of the company': -z law business throughout the State, and for several years devoted his entire time to their service. The great law-suits growing out of the contest for the control of the Erie Railway Company, the Atlantic and Great Western, and the Albany and Susquehanna Railway Companies, attracted universal public attention, and greatly extended Mr. Shearman's reputation more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696490X
  • 9781236964908