The Civil Code of the State of California: As Enacted in 1872, and Amended at Subsequent Sessions, and Adapted to the Constitution of 1879, with References to the Decisions in which the Code was Cited, and an Appendix of General Laws Upon the Subjects Embraced in the Code (Google eBook)

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Sumner Whitney, 1876 - Civil law - 589 pages
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Page 457 - Anything which is injurious to health, or is indecent, or offensive to the senses, or an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property...
Page 450 - ... conclusively presumed if made by a person having at the time the possession or control of the property, and not accompanied by an immediate delivery, and followed by an actual and continued change of possession of the things transferred, to be fraudulent, and therefore void, against those who are his creditors while he remains in possession...
Page 241 - An agreement for the leasing for a longer period than one year, or for the sale of real property, or of an interest therein; and such agreement, if made by an agent of the party sought to be charged...
Page 5 - Words used in this code in the present tense include the future as well as the present; words used in the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter; the singular number includes the plural, and the plural the singular; the word "person...
Page 244 - In cases of uncertainty not removed by the preceding rules, the language of a contract should be interpreted most strongly against the party who caused the uncertainty to exist.
Page 311 - One who gains a thing by fraud, accident, mistake, undue influence, the violation of a trust, or other wrongful act is, unless he has some other and better right thereto, an involuntary trustee of the thing gained, for the benefit of the person who would otherwise have had it.
Page 191 - A holographic will is one that is entirely written, dated and signed by the hand of the testator himself. It is subject to no other form, and may be made in or out of this state, and need not be witnessed.
Page 30 - All property of the wife, owned by her before marriage, and that acquired afterwards by gift, bequest, devise, or descent, with the rents, issues, and profits thereof, is her separate property.
Page 53 - ... for as many persons as there are directors or managers to be elected, or to cumulate said shares and give one candidate as many votes as the number of directors multiplied by the number of his shares of stock shall equal, or to distribute them, on the same principle, among as many candidates as he shall think fit; and such directors or managers shall not be elected in any other manner...
Page 437 - For the breach of an obligation not arising from contract, the measure of damages, except where otherwise expressly provided by this Code, Ls the amount which will compensate for all the detriment proximately caused thereby, whether it could have been anticipated or not...

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