A Treatise on the Law of Corporations Other Than Municipal; With Citations from the English and United States Courts, and from the Courts of Every State and Territory in the Union Volume 2

A Treatise on the Law of Corporations Other Than Municipal; With Citations from the English and United States Courts, and from the Courts of Every State and Territory in the Union Volume 2

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...the route is confined to the proprietors of that portion alone." H., while traveling on the railroad in Virginia, was severely injured by a collision, and he brought an action against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. It was held that neither the act of the legislature of Virginia, nor that of Congress, created a new corporation, but that those acts were licenses given to the Maryland corporation as such, which maintained its identity as before, with simply an enlargement of its sphere of operations.' ' Bufl'ett v. Troy& Boston R.R. Co., 40 N. Y. 168. JAMES, J., dissented on the ground: first, because the plaintiff at the time he was injured had not paid for his passage, the conventional relation of passenger and carrier never existed, and no contract, express or implied, was established; second, the employment of the stage was not authorized by defendant's charter, was not within its powers, and, therefore, the acts of its officers in making such contract was ultra '2/ires and void; third, the corporation might avail itself of such invalidity as a defense. In an action against a railroad company for injuries received by the upsetting of a stage-coach under an alleged contract of the company to carry passengers from New Haven to Collinsville, it appeared that the defendant in fact only ran its cars to a point five miles short of Collinsville, the balance of the route being traversed by the stages of private owners; that one company received nothing for the services, expenditures, or risks of the other, and there was no participation in the profits. The defendant had publicly advertised its time-table, together with the hours of departure of the stages, and the plaintiff's railroad ticket had on it the words...show more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864298
  • 9781236864291