Georgia Reports Volume 47

Georgia Reports Volume 47

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...for at last that is about all the change that was made in the original agreement with Irvin, and it is to be noted that Parker, in orderto keep Scott to his promise, still keeps the impending garnishment hanging over his head. Altogether we think Mr. Parker has no ground to complain. By Mr. Irvin's skill, prudence and knowledge of the art of collecting money he has got a large debt, that all the testitimony shows was apparently hopeless, paid, and he shows, Von. xnvu. 27. as it seems to us, a want of a proper consideration of the circumstances to refuse to pay what men skilled in such matters say it is worth. WAR1ER, Chief Justice, dissenting. This was an action brought by the plaintifl', as an attorney at law, against the defendant to recover an account of $600 00 for professional services, alleged to have been rendered the defendant in collecting an insolvent claim on one Scott for $1800 00. On the trial the jury found a verdict for the plaintiff, for the sum of $250 '00, with interest from the commencement of the suit, exclusive of the $100 00, which the plaintiff had previously received from the defendant, making the sum of $350 00, for the services rendered in the case. The defendant moved for a new trial on the ground that the verdict was contrary to law and the evidence, and because the plaintifl"s account was barred by the statute of limitations, which motion was overruled by the Court and the defendant excepted. It appears from the evidence of the plaintiff, that the defendant placed in his hands an execution in his favor, against Scott for about the sum of $l800 00, for collection in the month of June, 1866; that he learned from sources of information accessible only to himself, that Scott had a contract more

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  • English
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