Washington Reports Volume 101

Washington Reports Volume 101

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...while such damages are rarely susceptible of accurate proof, the measure generally expressed is the value of business lost to plaintiff; not the gain to defendant, which may be more or less than plaintiff 's loss, though such gain may be considered in evidence. It should be shown to correspond, in whole or in part, with the loss of the plaintiff; nothing appearing of the amount of the plaintiff 's loss, the allowance of damages beyond a nominal sum is error. But here, while, by the terms of the instrument of conveyance given by appellant to respondents, appellant conveyed the good will of the business and agreed not to engage in any manner in the business thereby conveyed during a period of ten years from the date of the contract, in Kennewick or within a radius of forty miles thereof, this is not an action for the violation of that term of the contract, but is an action by way of counterclaim for the damages sustained by respondents by reason of the misrepresentations of appellant as to the value of the business at thetime of the sale, including the value of the reputation and the good will of the business. It was shown by competent evidence on behalf of respondents, which the jury evidently believed, and appellant and this court are concluded thereby, that the representations made by Stanton as to the good reputation of his insurance business, the income of the business for the year preceding, the amount of the business on the books which could and would be renewed, and the business on the books being clean good business, were all substantially false and untrue; that, on the contrary, the net earnings of the business for the preceding year had not been_to exceed $200 or $250 per month, instead of $400 or $500 per month as...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887891
  • 9781236887894