Connecticut Reports; Proceedings in the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut Volume 30

Connecticut Reports; Proceedings in the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut Volume 30

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...further instructed the jury that, in determining the amount of dam i ages, if they found a gross and willful fraud on the part of the defendant, they were at liberty and it would be proper for them to give exemplary or vindictive damages, and to increase the amount by taking into consideration the plaiiitiffsexpenses in the suit. Held, that the jury might have understood from the-charge, that they might properly add to the damages the entire amount of the plaintiffs expenses, without regard to the taxable costs to be recovered by him, and since the jury returned a verdict for a sum much greater than the value of the horse as he was represented to be at the time of the sale, that=they probably did so understand the charge; and a new trial was granted unless. the plaintifi' would remit the taxable. costs, or such a part of the damages as would be equal to them. ACTION on the case for a false warranty and deceit in the sale of a horse, the consideration of the sale alleged in the declaration being the payment of fifty dollars in cash and a conveyance of a tract of land situated in the state of New York. The case was tried to the jury on the general issue, before Uarpenter, J. On the trial the plaintiff, for the purpose of proving the conveyance of the land to the defendant, offered in evidence three deeds of the land, the first a conveyance by the comptroller of the state of New York to Josiah Platt, under a sale for the payment of taxes, the second a quitclaim deed in the ordinary form from Josiah Platt and Anna Platt his wife, to the plaintiff, they residing at the time in this state, and the third, a quitclaim deed from the plaintiff to the defendant, given at the time of the purchase of the horse. It was admitted by the more

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  • English
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  • 9781236924285