Maryland Reports; Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Maryland Volume 63

Maryland Reports; Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Maryland Volume 63

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...the company acquire by purchase the plaintiffs' interest in the entire lot, or the portion of it upon which the tracks were laid. To this the company's counsel replied by letter of the 28th of April, 1882, that while the books of the city departments indicated that the damages awarded for the portion of the plaintiffs' lot had not been paid, yet that the same books showed that the defendant had made all payments required of it by the ordinance, and that in his opinion the plaintifis' claim should be against the city and not against the railroad company. Counsel may have been mistaken in this view of the law, but there is nothing to show that he acted in bad faith, or that the company, _in continuing to use the land under his advice, after the receipt of the letter from the plaintiffs' counsel, acted in a spirit of oppression, or from any evil motive or intent. Clearly this is not a case for punitive damages. Judgment reversed, and i new trial awarded. (Decided 11th March, 1885.) ii 0 THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE vs. JoaN V. P. O'NE1LL. ' Mayor and City Council of Baltim0re--Liability for Discretionary acts of O_fiicers--F_ire C0mmiss-i0ners--Removal of 01ficer--Salar_z/--Fr(mdulent or Illegal conduct--Action of Damages. The foreman of an Engine Company in the Fire Department of Baltimore City, was dismissed by the Fire Commissioners from the service of the department, for disrespect to his superiors. In an action brought by him against the city, to recover the salary claimed to have become due to him since the date of his dismissal, it was HELD: 1st. That the defendant could not be held responsible for the determination of the Fire Commissioners, but they alone must answer for the want of good...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790995
  • 9781236790996