The Law Recorder; Containing Reports of Cases and Proceedings in the Courts of Law and Equity Volume 3

The Law Recorder; Containing Reports of Cases and Proceedings in the Courts of Law and Equity Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...cousins, of the deceased; and to satisfy the conscience of the Chancellor oil this fact, this issue was directed. It had been tried last Summer Assizes; but the Judge, (Johnson) having intimated, that he was not satisfies at the verdict given for the defendant, and a new trial' was granted, which now took place, before a highly-respectable Jury qf tiiis county, and they confirmed the verdict of the former Jury, who, it had been generally considered, were swayed in giving their verdict, from a consideration, that as the evidence was so completely conflicting, as to raise great doubts, they would do less mischief, by allowing a portion of the family, though perhaps unentitled to it, to participate iu this unexpected fortune, and thus slightly to diminish the claims of the rest, thaii they would, iu running the risk of being wrong, in depriving so'near relatives of their share of a complete God said. This may also have i'nfliiced this Jury. "The uucslioUj tjr.ainly, appeared to us, to be even more dubious than on a former occasion, tho witnesses completely contradicting each other on the main fact, and neither sides appearing to be in any manner drilled; but it was impossible for any Jury to resist, or forgot the powerful appeal made, at the close of the trial, by plaintiffs' Counsel, (Mr. O'Loghlen, ) brought down special, on the occasion. Mr. Pennefather, (in the absence of Serjeant Blackburne, ) and Mr. Holmes, were special for the defendants. Nothing could be more convincing than Mr. Pcnnefother's statement of his clients' case. The Jury were iu consultation a consider able time. Th is verdict, however, is not likely to be disturbed.--Editor. COMPENSATION TO A CERTAIN CLASS OF WITNESSES, FOR LOSS OF TIME, AND ALSO TO ATTORNIES, &c. We more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236492869