Maryland Reports; Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Maryland Volume 70

Maryland Reports; Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Maryland Volume 70

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... contained four counts, alleging in various words and form the slander claimed to have been uttered injuriously to the plaintiff's business and character. The appellant pleaded not guilty, and justification because that which was alleged to have been spoken was true. l As the Circuit Court instructed the jury, that there was no evidence upon which the appellee could recover, under the first and second counts of his declaration, the only counts now under consideration are the third andfourth, under which recovery was permitted and obtained. As questions arise involving the sufficiency of these counts to support the action, we insert them here: "3. And for that on or about the twenty-third day of July last past, the plaintiff then being, as he still is, engaged in the lucrative and profitable business of butchering cattle for sale, the defendant well knowing the premises, and contriving to injure the plaintiff in his said business, at Lexington Market, in the City of Baltimore, in the presence and hearing of George Long, Abraham Frank and many other persons, spoke and uttered of and concerning the plaintiff and his said business, the false, malicious and slanderous words following, to wit: 'It is better to buy Western beef, than to buy beef from a slaughter-house where condemned or diseased cattle are slaughtered, ' meaning thereby that the plaintiff kept such a slaughterhouse, and that the plaintiff was slaughtering and selling the carcases of diseased cattle for meat and human food;-whereby the plaintiff suffered great loss and damage to his said business, and to his character and reputation, and whereby the plaintiff in his busi ness lost the trade and custom of the said Abraham Frank, and also a certain more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967542
  • 9781236967541