The Civil Code of the State of California: As Enacted in 1872, Amended at Subsequent Sessions, and Adapted to the Constitution of 1879, and an Appendix of General Laws Upon the Subjects Embraced in the Code

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Bancroft-Whitney Company, 1903 - Civil law - 1044 pages
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Page 637 - 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 14 - The rule of the common law, that statutes in derogation thereof are to be strictly construed, has no application to this code. The code establishes the law of this state respecting the subjects to which it relates, and its provisions and all proceedings under it are to be liberally construed, with a view to effect its objects and to promote justice.
Page 300 - When any testator omits to provide in his will for any of his children, or for the issue of any deceased child, unless it appears that such omission was intentional, such child, or the issue of such child, must have the same share in the estate of the testator as if he had died intestate, and succeeds thereto as provided in the preceding section.
Page 281 - Every conveyance of real property, other than a lease for a term not exceeding one year, is void as against any subsequent purchaser or mortgagee of the same property, or any part thereof, in good faith and for a valuable consideration, whose conveyance is first duly recorded...
Page 1027 - In awarding the custody the court is to be guided by the following considerations: (1) By what appears to be for the best interest of the child in respect to its temporal and its mental and moral welfare...
Page 117 - All general laws and special acts passed pursuant to this section may be altered from time to time or repealed.
Page 378 - In the following cases the agreement is invalid, unless the same or some note or memorandum thereof be in writing and subscribed by the party charged, or by his agent.
Page 9 - Each stockholder of a corporation or joint-stock association shall be individually and personally liable for such proportion of all its debts and liabilities contracted or incurred during the time he was a stockholder, as the amount of stock or shares owned by him bears to the whole of the subscribed capital stock or shares of the corporation or association.
Page 86 - ... to the surviving husband or wife, and the remainder in equal shares to his children and to the lawful issue of any deceased child, by right of representation...
Page 108 - Exemplary damages, in what cases allowed. in an action for the breach of an obligation not arising from contract, where the defendant has been guilty of oppression, fraud, or malice, express or implied, the plaintiff, in addition to the actual damages may recover damages for the sake of example and by way of punishing the defendant.

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