Louisiana Reports; ... Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana Volume 9

Louisiana Reports; ... Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana Volume 9

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ... grounded on our law of inheritance, Which refuses to ascendants the right of depriving their descendants, or forced heirs, from that portion of their property which it secures to the latter. The heirs of Croizet appear to have united in their attack on the sale, made by their father, as feigned and fraudulent against them, and, having supported their allegations, were relieved. In the present case, the petition contains no allegation, that the sale, which the plaintiffs seek to have annulled, was made in fraud of their rights as heirs; on the contrary, it is alleged, that it was made in fraud of the creditors of their ancestor, by placing his property out of their reach. It isitrue, they pray that the defendants may be decreed to account with them, bu't, they do not allege, that the value of the slaves, conveyed to the defendant's husband, is more than equal to the debts of their father, and the amount advanced for him by the pretended vendee, or that.they are in any manner deprived of their legitimate portion of his inheritance by the said sale. The appellees have not brought themselves within the principles of law on which the decisions, in the cases cited, are founded, and we do not believe, that either justice, policy, or law, require that they should be extended to afford relief, in cases more avowedly base and fraudulent than those already adjudged. Suitors only, who allege injury to themselves, or persons whom they legally represent, by feigned and fraudulent acts, can be listened to in a court of justice, when claim ing rclief against them. As the petition contains no allegation, that of their rights, we are of opinion, that the dis-elm, -m, trict court erred in sustaining the present suit. It is therefore ordered, adjudged...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903048
  • 9781236903044