Illinois Appellate Reports; Official Reports of the Illinois Appellate Courts Volume 180

Illinois Appellate Reports; Official Reports of the Illinois Appellate Courts Volume 180

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...the same, and being advised not to require the price to be fixed in advance, as it would cost more should there be a long trial by a jury than if the matters were disposed of on hearing before the judge, nevertheless defendant insisted in his requirement that the price must be absolutely fixed in advance, and was told that in that case it would cost him $500 for disposal of the case in the Superior Court, which amount he declined to agree to pay, but proposed to plaintiffs that he, the defendant, would pay plaintifis $250 for their services in the Superior Court in that behalf, no matter whether the trial of the case was long or short, with a jury or without a jury; whereupon, after considering the subject with the defendant, plaintiffs then and there entered into a written contract with the defendant, which was signed and delivered by them, respectively, in Words and figures, following, to-wit: "Chicago, Ill., January 25, 1908. It is agreed that Phelps, Phelps & Finley shall try the divorce case of Hughes vs. Hughes in the Superior Court, carrying it to a decree there for the sum of $250, be the trial short or long, with a jury or without a jury, and that said $250 shall be paid in full by June 1, 1908, and as much sooner as possible as to part of it. Witness our hands this date, Lnsmn C. Huomas, PHELPS, PHELPS & FINLEY." The plaintiffs aver that they then and there entered upon the services required in said cause and the preparation thereof for trial, and were then and there directed by the defendant to ascertain by negotiations with the attorney for Grace B. Hughes whether an agreement could be had as to the custody of the children, alimony and dower, protecting the property rights of defendant, which plaintiffs...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773713
  • 9781236773715