Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Volume 76

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H.O. Houghton and Company, 1865 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 233 - If the directors of any such company shall declare and pay any dividend, when the company is insolvent, or any dividend, the payment of which would render it insolvent, they shall be jointly and severally liable for all the debts of the company then existing, and for all that shall be thereafter contracted, so long as they shall respectively continue in office...
Page 436 - ... and shall, when required, furnish to any person a certificate setting forth the names of the owners of any vessel registered or enrolled, the parts or proportions owned by each, (if inserted in the register or enrollment,) and also, the...
Page 264 - As a general rule, after property of an insolvent passes into the hands of a receiver or of an assignee in insolvency, interest is not allowed on the claims against the funds. The delay in distribution is the act of the law; it is a necessary incident to the settlement of the estate, Williams v.
Page 343 - That the burden of proof was on the defendant to show that the plaintiff was negligent and that his negligence contributed to the injury.
Page 107 - ... who shall have any estate by settlement from the said intestate, or shall be advanced by the said intestate in his lifetime by portion not equal to the share which will be due to the other children by such distribution as aforesaid: then so much of the surplusage of the estate of such intestate...
Page 12 - No person can be convicted of a public offense unless by the verdict of a jury, accepted and recorded by the court...
Page 293 - ... to pay the rent as above stated, and all taxes and duties levied or to be levied thereon, during the term, and also the rent and taxes, as above stated, for such further time as the lessee may hold the same...
Page 499 - ... of it, he is no longer regarded as a stranger, because he has the right to appear and defend the action, and has the same means and advantages of controverting the claim as if he was the real and nominal party upon the record.
Page 105 - All gifts and grants are made as advancements, if expressed in the gift or grant to be so made, or if charged in writing by the decedent as an advancement, or acknowledged in writing as such, by the child or other successor or heir.
Page 202 - The question therefore whether any particular act of conversion was infected or accompanied by a fraudulent purpose is a question of fact to be passed upon by the jury. But the submission of that question to their determination ought to be accompanied with suitable instructions in the matters of law which pertain to it.

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