Hawaii Reports Volume 19

Hawaii Reports Volume 19

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...j-urisrliction of law and equity. An action of assumpsit having been brought at law, it is not a ground for nonsuit that it is founded on a long and complicated account. L1 llI1'A'l'l0.' or _ACTi0NS--'pTi7l('i1)(ll and agent. In the absence of a demand, the statute of limitations does not begin to run in favor of a fiduciary agent managing his prineipa's estate until the death of one party. OPINION OF THE COURT BY BALLOU, J. Plaintiff brought an action of assmnpsit in the circuit court for the sum of $13,339.10. The testimony showed that the plaintiff when a very young child was taken charge of by an old couple, Keakaku and Paahao, and brought up as their daughter, Kalelkinl v. Waterhouse, 19 Haw. 359. although not legally adopted. They all lived together with the decedent Kauhi, at Ewa. Some time before the death of this old couple the plaintiff was given into the charge of Kauhi together with some property and money to be kept for the benefit of the child. From that time on and throughout his lite Kanhi acted as a father towards the plaintiff, assumed entire control of her property, leased her lands, collected rents and made investments for her. Plaintift married in 1885 at the age of fourteen, but Kauhi continued to manage plaintiffs pl'0peI't_' with her full acquiescence and confidence up to the time of his death in February 1907. Upon the defendant's appointment as administrator plaintiff filed a claim upon which this action was brought, and after trial by a jury recovered judgment for $7200. l)efendant's first group of exceptions relate to the admission in evidence of the pages of an old account book of Kauhi dealing with the plaintiff and her affairs. The accounts, which were proved to be i11 the...
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  • English
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