Decisions of the Supreme Court, Vice-Admiralty Court & Bankruptcy Court of Mauritius: Arrets de la Cour Supreme, de la Cour de Vice Admiraute & de la Cour des Faillites de l'Ile Maurice

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Printed at the printing establishment of the Mauricien, 1861-[1912?], 1867 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 1 - La femme est obligée d'habiter avec le mari et de le suivre partout où il juge à propos de résider. Le mari est obligé de la recevoir et de lui fournir tout ce qui est nécessaire pour les besoins de la vie, selon ses facultés et son état.
Page 33 - XI, les notaires sont les fonctionnaires publics établis pour recevoir tous les actes et contrats auxquels les parties doivent ou veulent faire donner le caractère d'authenticité attaché aux actes de l'autorité publique, et pour en assurer la date, en conserver le dépôt, en délivrer des grosses et des expéditions.
Page 37 - For it must be borne in mind that the petition of right, unlike a petition addressed to the grace and favour of the Sovereign, is founded on the violation of some right in respect of which, but for the immunity from all process with which the law surrounds the person of the Sovereign, a suit at law or equity could be maintained.
Page 94 - In actions of trespass quare clausum fregit, the plea of not guilty shall operate as a denial that the defendant committed the trespass alleged in the place mentioned, but not as a denial of the plaintiff's possession or right of possession of that place, which, if intended to be denied, must be traversed specially.
Page 37 - The petition must therefore shew on the face of it some ground of complaint which, but for the inability of the subject to sue the sovereign, might be made the subject of a judicial proceeding. Now, apart altogether from the question of procedure, a petition of right in respect of a wrong, in the legal sense of the term, shews no right to legal redress against the sovereign.
Page 32 - But wherever there is a change of phraseology, and a word not in the statute is substituted in the indictment for one that is, and the word thus substituted is equivalent to the word used in the statute, or is of more extensive signification than it, and includes it, the indictment will be sufficient. Thus, if the word " knowingly " be in the statute, and the word "advisedly" be substituted for it in the indictment, p or the word " wilfully'' in the statute, and
Page 43 - La compensation n'a pas lieu au préjudice des droits acquis à un tiers. Ainsi celui qui, étant débiteur, est devenu créancier depuis la saisie-arrêt faite par un tiers entre ses mains, ne peut, au préjudice du saisissant, opposer la compensation. Art. 1299 Celui qui a payé une dette qui était, de droit, éteinte par la compensation, ne peut plus, en exerçant la créance dont...
Page 53 - Néanmoins, la part indivise d'un cohéritier dans les immeubles d'une succession ne peut être mise en vente par ses créanciers personnels, avant le partage ou la licitation qu'ils peuvent provoquer s'ils le jugent convenable, ou dans lesquels ils ont le droit d'intervenir conformément à l'art.
Page 38 - It follows that a petition of right which complains of a tortious act done by the Crown, or by a public servant by the authority of the Crown, discloses no matter of complaint which can entitle the petitioner to redress. As in the eye of the law no such wrong can be done, so, in law, no right to redress can arise; and the petition, therefore, which rests on such a foundation falls at once to the ground.
Page 37 - Now, apart altogether from the question of procedure, a petition of right in respect of a wrong, in the legal sense of the term, shews no right to legal redress against the sovereign. For the maxim that the King can do no wrong applies...

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