New Jersey Equity Reports Volume 54

New Jersey Equity Reports Volume 54

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...laches and acquiescence on the right to enforce complainant's rights by mandatory injunction, insists that the rights of the complainant over the Lucas lot are not merely equitable rights, but that the lots of complainant are to be treated as dominant tenements having strictly legal easements of prospect over the Lucas lot as servient tenements, and that the rights of complainant, therefore, are not destroyed by mere acquiescence or by any delay short of the time necessary to acquire an estate by prescription. If this be the true nature of cornplainant's rights, then they may not be barred by mere delay or acquiescence short of twenty years, but even admitting this, the granting of the equitable remedy now applied for docs not follow, for the equitable remedy of injunction or removal may be denied by reason of delay or acquiescence, even though the legal right to proceed for breach of the covenant is.admitted. This was the situation in Roper v. Williams and Peek v. Mat Trout-v. Lucas. thews, supra. Where the legal right was admitted, relief was denied in equity and the complainant left to his remedy at law. And where the legal right of the complainant in such cases is doubtful, an additional objection to granting the extraordinary equitable relief arises, and the right must be first settled at law. The easement here is claimed to arisein favor of the complainant's lots' and as appurtenant thereto, either by virtue alone of the covenant in the Lucas deed from the complainants grantor or by this covenant, supplemented by proof, showing the general building plan adopted for all the lots in block 21 on Atlantic avenue. This covenant in the Lucas deed does not refer to the complainant's lots or any other lands...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984781
  • 9781236984784