The Law and Practice of the Sheriff's Court of the City of London: As Constituted for the Recovery of Debts and Damages ...

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Simpkin, Marshall, 1861 - Debtor and creditor - 75 pages
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Page 5 - Provided always, that the court shall not have cognizance of any action of ejectment, or in which the title to any corporeal or incorporeal hereditaments, or to any toll, fair, market, or franchise, shall be in question, or in which the validity of any devise, bequest, or limitation under any will or settlement may be disputed, or for any malicious prosecution, or for any libel or slander, or for criminal conversation, or for seduction, or breach of promise of marriage.
Page 60 - action commenced after the passing of this Act in any of Her ' Majesty's Superior Courts of Record in trespass, trover, or case ' not being an action for malicious prosecution or for libel or for ' slander or for criminal conversation or for seduction, the plaintiff ' shall recover a sum not exceeding 5, the plaintiff shall have ' judgment to recover such sum only and NO COSTS...
Page 37 - And, for the protection of persons acting in the execution of this act, be it enacted, that all actions and prosecutions to be commenced against any person for any thing done in pursuance of this act shall be laid and tried in the county where the fact was committed, and shall be commenced within six calendar months after the fact committed, and not otherwise ; and notice in writing of such action, and of the cause thereof, shall be given to the defendant one calendar month at least before the commencement...
Page 35 - Court in which the said action is brought, or the said Judge at Chambers, may thereupon, by rule or order, direct that the plaintiff shall recover his costs, and thereupon the plaintiff shall have the same judgment to recover his costs that he would have had if this act had not been passed.
Page 62 - Such summons may issue, provided the defendant, or one of the defendants, shall dwell or carry on business, or haue employment, within the city of London, or the liberties thereof, at the time of the action brought ; or...
Page 38 - For the purposes of this section, the council of a borough includes the mayor, aldermen, and commons of the City of London in common council assembled, and the council of a metropolitan borough.
Page 37 - Act and the special matter in evidence at any trial to be had thereupon ; and no plaintiff shall recover in any such action, if tender of sufficient amends shall have been made before such action brought, or if a sufficient sum of money shall have been paid into court after such action brought, by or on behalf of the defendant...
Page 13 - Manner as shall be specified in the Rules of Practice, shall be deemed good Service ; and no Misnomer or inaccurate Description of any Person or Place in any such Plaint or Summons shall vitiate the same, so that the Person or Place be therein described so as to be commonly known.
Page 36 - ... and the charges of such distress and sale, are deducted, shall be returned, upon demand, unto the owner or owners of such goods and chattels ; and in case such...
Page 34 - Act, and a verdict shall be found for the plaintiff for a sum less than 20Z.

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