United States Law Review Volume 20

United States Law Review Volume 20

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...to prove that the defendant repeated the slanderous words subsequently to brmging the suit. The plaintiff claiming exemplary damages, it was error to exclude the defendant's evidence, offered to prove that he was a man of no property. But as the error could only affect the exemplary damages, the judgment will be atlirmed, if the plaintiff enters a remittitur of such damages.--ltea v. Harrington, Sup. Ct. Vt., N. Eng. Rep., April 13, 1886. Brsrnrs or FB.AUDB.--Considera.t10n, when it need not be shown.-Where a note is not delivered until after the grantor put his obligation upon it, no consideration need be shown to support the guaranty.--Gngan 1: . Stevens, Sup. Ct. Utah, Rep., April 14, 1886.--Inva.lidity ofcontract to make child an heir in consideration of services--Part performance.--Reoovery on quantum meruit.--Where:1 parol contract is made by a husband and wife, who are childless, with a young girl to treat her as their own child, and to make her their heir, and will her at their death, or at the death of the survivor, their entire estate, in consideration of her living with them, and performing certain services for them, such contract--thc estate consisting of both real and personal STATUTE or FR.uJns--Continned. property, of the value of $6,000-is within the statute of frauds, and is not taken out from under its provisions by the mere fact that the girl performed the conditions of the contract on her part. While the plaintiliis not entitled to the specific performance of such contract, nor to damages in the full value of the estate, for breach thereof, she is entitled to recover the reasonable value of her services.--Wallace in Long, Sup. Ct. Ind., N. E. Rep., April 16, 1886; Alb. L. J., May 8, 1886.---Undertaking to become bail for...show more

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  • Paperback | 458 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 812g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123690253X
  • 9781236902535