Harvard Law Review Volume 18

Harvard Law Review Volume 18

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...and upon whom the risk of loss and the right of profit fall, should be denied any property right whatever and be given instead a mere contract right. Nor does this point seem to be settled by authority,6 as the court is inclined to believe. Four cases are cited in which holders of bills of lading are regarded as owners of the property; but in none 01' them was the court called upon to decide whether this was an absolute ownership or ownership in the sense of a security title. The language in one case 7 is, indeed, broad enough to support the idea of ownership in the former sense, but in a second case B that question is expressly undetermined, while in each of the other two9 the language of the court even seems to mdicate the use of the term " ownership " in the latter sense. RECENT CASES ADMIRAL'l'Y--TOR'I'S---TEST or URISDICTION.--Ield, that admiralty has jurisdiction of damage by a faulty vessel to a beacon light solidly attached to the bottom of the sea. United Stale: v. Evans, 25 Sup. Ct. Rep. 46. See Notes, p. 299. AGENCY--RIGH'l'S or AGENT AGAINST PRINClPAL--BROKER'S RIGHT TO CouMISSIONS.--The defendant agreed to pay the plaintiff a commission for effecting a sale or exchange of his property. The latter secured a purchaser who entered into a contract with the defendant for an exchange of land. In a suit for his commission, the plaintiff did not prove that the purchaser had title to the land to be exchanged nor that he was financially responsible. Held, that a judgment for the plaintiff should be reversed. Snyder v. Fidler, mi N. W. Rep. I3o (Ia.). It is clear that, before a contract has been consummated between the purchaser and the principal, the broker is not entitled to his commissions unless he has...
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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236976956