Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia
Virginia. Supreme Court of Appeals, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Conway Robinson, Peachy Ridgway Grattan, Martin Parks Burks, James Muscoe Matthews, George W. Hansbrough
D. Bottom, Superintendent of Public Print., 1898 - Law reports, digests, etc
Some vols. also contain reports of cases in the General Court of Virginia.
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Page 815 - In such cases, proof of good reputation for peace and quietude on the part of the defendant is proper evidence to be considered by the jury in connection with all the other evidence. In...
Page 520 - That every will shall be construed, with reference to the real and personal estate comprised in it, to speak and to take effect as if it had been executed immediately before the death of the testator, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.
Page 217 - It is a general and undisputed proposition of law that a municipal corporation possesses and can exercise the following powers, and no others : First, those granted in express words; second, those necessarily or fairly implied in or incident to the powers expressly granted ; third, those essential to the accomplishment of the declared objects and purposes of the corporation — not simply convenient, but indispensable.
Page 504 - On the other hand, when he expressly or by implication invites others to come upon his premises, whether for business or for any other purpose, it is his duty to be reasonably sure that he is not inviting them into danger, and to that end he must exercise ordinary care and prudence to render the premises reasonably safe for the visit.
Page 806 - Parkman then and there instantly died. — And so the Jurors aforesaid, upon their oath aforesaid, do say, that the said John W. Webster, him the said George Parkman, in manner and form aforesaid, then and there feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did kill and murder : — against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth aforesaid, and contrary to the form of the statute in such case made and provided.
Page 886 - ... a question of fact to be determined by the jury, under proper instructions from the court as to what constitutes negligence.
Page 90 - The next assignment of error relates to the refusal of the court to set aside the verdict of the jury and grant a new trial, because the verdict was contrary to the law and the evidence.
Page 52 - But it is also used in a more restricted sense, to express the inability of a party to pay his debts, as they become due in the ordinary course of business.
Page 800 - Willis, then and there being found, feloniously, unlawfully, and with force and arms, did steal, take, and carry away, against the peace and dignity of the Territory of Florida, and against the form of the statute in such case made and provided.