The Territories Law Reports; Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the North-West Territories, Including Revised Reports of All Cases Hitherto Reported in "The North-West Territories Reports" ... [1885-1907]

The Territories Law Reports; Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of the North-West Territories, Including Revised Reports of All Cases Hitherto Reported in "The North-West Territories Reports" ... [1885-1907]

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...for the property had been fuanished by her, but she admitted that the reason that the' title was taken in the deceased's name was that the vendors would not convey to her knowing that she would, as she in statement fact did, make use of the property for the purposes of prostitution. The watch and other male jewellery she claimed had been given by her to the deceased to wear, but not to keep, and stated that the deceased would have given them back to her at any time if she had asked for them. 0. F. P. Oonybeare, K.C., and C. F. Harris, for plaintiff. L. M. Jolmstone, for defendant. 26th January, 1905. HARVEY, J.: --It was urged by the defcndant's counsel that this being an action against the estate of a deceased person, the evidence of the plaintiff must be corroborated, and that there was not sufficient corroboration as to any of the chattels, and no corroboration whatever as to some of them. It is perhaps open to question whether, as respects these chattels, this is an action against the estate of a deceased person, but if it is not, it is so similar in character that I think the same rules of evidence should apply. The latest authorities I have been able to find, however, seem to establish that there is no rule of law requiring corroboration in The case of Rawlinson V. Sclzoles1 was an action against executors for money lent to the deceased. The action was dismissed on th.e ground of want of corroboration, but on appeal to the Queen's Bench Divisional Court, consisting of Lord RUSSELL, C.J., and WILLS, J., a new trial was ordered. Lord RUSSELL says: " There must be a new trial. The case of Re Finch,2 is inconsistent with the later case of Re Iloclg/s0n.3 In the former it is said that it is the duty of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236903927
  • 9781236903921