Albany Law Journal, Volume 40

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Weed, Parsons & Company, 1890 - Law
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Page 277 - There must be reasonable evidence of negligence, but where the thing is shown to be under the management of the defendant or his servants, and the accident is such as in the ordinary course of things does not happen if those who have the management use proper care, it affords reasonable evidence, in the absence of explanation by the defendant that the accident arose from want of care.
Page 158 - EACH branch of the legislature, as well as the governor and Council, shall have authority to require the opinions of the justices of the Supreme Judicial Court, upon important questions of law, and upon solemn occasions.
Page 234 - Every such action shall be brought by and In the names of the personal representatives of such deceased person, and the amount recovered In every such action shall be for the exclusive benefit of the widow and next of kin...
Page 33 - That all contracts or agreements, whether by parol or in writing, by way of gaming or wagering, shall be null and void ; and that no suit shall be brought or maintained in any Court of Law or Equity for recovering any sum of money or valuable thing alleged to be won upon any wager, or which shall have been deposited in the bands of any person to abide the event on which any wager shall have been made...
Page 332 - That every such action shall be for the benefit of the wife, husband, parent and child of the person whose death shall have been so caused...
Page 112 - That there shall be no establishment of any one religious sect in this province in preference to another ; and that no protestant inhabitant of this colony shall be denied the enjoyment of any civil right, merely on account of his religious principles...
Page 65 - ... as by the known usage of trade, or the like, acquired a peculiar sense, distinct from the popular sense of the same words...
Page 348 - No one shall be permitted to profit by his own fraud, or to take advantage of his own wrong, or to found any claim upon his own iniquity, or to acquire property by his own crime.
Page 227 - For it is a general principle of the highest importance to the proper administration of justice that a judicial officer, in exercising the authority vested in him, shall be free to act upon his own convictions, without apprehension of personal consequences to himself.
Page 266 - Suppose one believed that human sacrifices were a necessary part of religious worship, would it be seriously contended that the civil government under which he lived could not interfere to prevent a sacrifice? Or if a wife religiously believed it was her duty to burn herself upon the funeral pile of her dead husband, would it be beyond the power of the civil government to prevent her carrying her belief into practice?

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