Cases on Business Law

Cases on Business Law

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...its treasurer. In June, 1896, the defendant, who resided at Rochester, received a letter from Mrs. O. S. Warren, of Silver City, N. M., inclosing four fire insurance policies, and requesting him to collect the premiums upon the same. Said policies were issued by various companies, through Mrs. Warren as their agent, to Walter B. Duffy, a prominent business man of Rochester, upon buildings situated in Pyramid, N. M. For several years Mrs. Warren had forwarded similar policies on this property to the defendant, who had collected the premiums for her, and remitted the same, after deducting the amount agreed upon for his compensation. It was his habit to deliver the policies to Mr. Briggs, who paid him the premiums thereon, sometimes in cash and sometimes by the check of Mr. Duffy or of George C. Buell, another prominent business man of Rochester, but never with the check of the plaintiff. The defendant did not know who was liable for the premiums except as he learned it from the policies, and it did not expressly appear what relation Mr. Briggs sustained to the owner of the property insured. Upon the receipt of said letter in June, 1896, the defendant, according to his custom, delivered the policies to Mr. Briggs, and in July two other policies upon the same property were received from Mrs. Warren, which he also delivered to Mr. Briggs, who was a man of repute and a member of a prominent law firm in Rochester. The premiums were not paid at the time either set of policies was delivered; but, after payment had been demanded several times by the defendant, Briggs gave him a check on account, dated June 17, 1896, drawn upon the Central Bank of Rochester, payable to the order of the defendant, for $150, signed, "Rochester & Charlotte more

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  • 9781236532046