Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the County Courts of Philadelphia, and the United States District and Circuit Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Volume 38
Kay & Brother, 1896 - Law reports, digests, etc
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action affidavit of defence affirmed agreement alleged Allegheny County amount appellee application April April 13 April 27 assignment of error assumpsit auditor averred Bank bill bond borough building cent charge claim Clark Common Pleas Commonwealth contract contributory negligence corporation Court of equity creditors damages debt decree deed defendant defendant's dollars duty entered entitled equity evidence facts Fayette County fendant filed fraud ground held injury interest issue John Miner judgment July 15 jury land learned Judge lease liability lien March 16 ment mortgage negligence notice opinion owner paid parties payment person Phila Philadelphia Philadelphia County plaintiff purchase purpose question reason recover refused rule scire facias sheriff statute street suit Supreme Court Susquehanna booms sustained testator testimony thereof tiff tion took this appeal tract trial trust verdict Weekly Notes witness
Page 51 - Municipal and other corporations and individuals invested with the privilege of taking private property for public use shall make just compensation for property taken, injured or destroyed by the construction or enlargement of their works, highways or improvements, which compensation shall be paid or secured before such taking, injury or destruction.
Page 124 - No corporation shall issue stocks or bonds except for money, labor done, or money or property actually received, and all fictitious increase of stock or indebtedness shall be void.
Page 367 - ... and shall furnish, if required, verified plans and specifications of any building, fixtures or machinery destroyed or damaged ; and shall also, if required, furnish a certificate of the magistrate or notary public (not interested In the claim as a creditor or otherwise...
Page 117 - no action shall be brought whereby to charge any executor or administrator upon any special promise to answer damages out of his own estate ; or whereby to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person...
Page 341 - In case the greater rate of interest has been paid, the person by whom it has been paid, or his legal representatives, may recover back, in an action in the nature of an action of debt, twice the amount of the interest thus paid from the association taking or receiving the same ; provided such action is commenced within two years from the time the usurious transaction occurred.
Page 129 - If any execution shall have been issued against the property or effects of a corporation, except a railway or a religious or charitable corporation, and there cannot be found any property whereon to levy such execution, then execution may be issued against any of the stockholders, to an extent equal in amount to the amount of stock by him or her owned, together with any amount unpaid thereon...
Page 438 - All laws should receive a sensible construction. General terms should be so limited in their application as not to lead to injustice, oppression, or an absurd consequence. It will always, therefore, be presumed that the legislature intended exceptions to its language, which would avoid results of this character. The reason of the law in such cases should prevail over its letter.
Page 437 - SECTION 21. And be it further enacted, That, in order to avoid misconstruction, it is hereby declared to be the true intent and meaning of this act, so far as the question of slavery is concerned, to carry into practical operation the following propositions and principles, established by the compromise measures of 1850, to wit:
Page 367 - ... within sixty days after the fire, unless such time Is extended in writing by this company, shall render a statement to this company, signed and sworn to by said insured, stating the knowledge and belief of the Insured as to the time and origin of the fire; the Interest of the insured and of all others in the property; the cash value of each Item thereof, and the amount of loss thereon...