Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Volume 69

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Page 451 - every person who shall commit the offence of larceny, by stealing in any building, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison not more than five years, or by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisonment in the house of correction or county jail, not exceeding three years.
Page 472 - The house of representatives shall be the judge of the returns, elections, and qualifications of its own members, as pointed out in the constitution ; shall choose their own speaker ; appoint their own officers, and settle the rules and orders of proceeding in their own house.
Page 446 - Forgery at common law has been defined as 'the fraudulent making or alteration of a writing to the prejudice of another man's right
Page 412 - Any married woman may carry on any trade or business, and perform any labor or services, on her sole and separate account ; and the earnings of any married woman from her trade, business, labor or services shall be her sole and separate property, and may be used and invested by her in her own name.
Page 472 - ... said or done in the House; or who shall assault any of them therefor; or who shall assault or arrest any witness or other person, ordered to attend the House, in his way in going or returning; or who shall rescue any person arrested by the order of the House.
Page 364 - The relation between master and servant as commonly exemplified in actions brought against the master is not sufficient ; and the general proposition that a person shall be answerable for any injury which arises in carrying into execution that which he has employed another to do, seems to be too large and loose.
Page 362 - But, on full consideration, we have come to the conclusion, that there is no such distinction, unless, perhaps, in cases where the act complained of is such as to amount to a nuisance ; and in fact, that, according to the modern decicisions, Bush v.
Page 311 - The defendant's omission to examine the state of the pipes in the house before causing the water to be let on was a non-feasance. But if he had not caused the water to be let on, that non-feasance would not have injured the plaintiff. If he had examined the pipes and left them in a proper condition, and then caused the letting on of the water, there would have been neither non-feasance nor misfeasance. As the facts are, the non-feasance caused the act done to be a misfeasance.
Page 355 - I have ever understood that the action must be brought against the hand committing the injury, or against the owner for whom the act was done.
Page 427 - ... a just, full, and true exposition of all the facts and circumstances in regard to condition, situation, and value of the property insured.

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