Report of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Volume 90

Report of Cases Determined by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Volume 90

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...would be to give to it a monopoly in this great philosophical and moral principle, and no organization can ever secure a monoply in practical benevolence and'morality. The principal contention of the plaintiff, however, is that the defendant and its ofiicers and agents are fraudulently inducing prospective members of the plaintiff to become members of the defendant's lodges; that many persons have joined the defendant organization in the belief that they were joining the plaintiff because of false representations made to them by the defendant's agents and that such fraudulent practices have been aided by the similarity in the names of the two organizations. That one may be denied the right to use a particular name in the conduct of his business because of his fraudulent conduct and fraudulent use thereof to the prejudice of another is too well established to require the citation of authority. When, however, we look to the proof in this case we find that there has not been the slightest effort to produce confusion on the part of either party. As is usually the case in such instances, there seems to exist a rather exaggerated feeling of bitterness by each party toward the other, because of the claim of each that the other has departed from some of the established traditions of Masonry. This feeling has resulted in clearly setting forth the contentions of each side and in vividly portraying that in colored Masonry there are at least two distinct and separate organizations each claiming that the other is not orthodox. The evidence utterly fails to show any deception or fraud practiced upon the plaintiff, and the only injury that it has suifered, so far as appears from the evidence, has resulted from the withdrawal of a large...
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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 558g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236945786
  • 9781236945785