A Selection of Leading Cases on Mercantile and Maritime Law: With Notes

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W. Maxwell & Son, Henry Sweet, and Stevens & Sons, 1868 - Commercial law - 1036 pages
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Page 645 - Such notice may be given either to the person in actual possession of the goods or to his principal. In the latter case the notice, to be effectual, must be given at such time and under such circumstances that the principal, by the exercise of reasonable diligence, may communicate it to his servant or agent in time to prevent a delivery to the buyer.
Page 455 - If any bankrupt, at the time he becomes bankrupt, shall, by the consent and permission of the true owner thereof, have in his possession, order, or disposition, any goods or chattels, whereof he was reputed owner...
Page 348 - In the event of any such trader as aforesaid being adjudged a bankrupt, or taking the benefit of any Act for the relief of insolvent debtors, or entering into an arrangement to pay his creditors less than twenty shillings in the pound, or dying in insolvent circumstances, the lender of any such loan...
Page 734 - Document of title to goods" includes any bill of lading, dock warrant, warehouse receipt or order for the delivery of goods, or any other document used in the ordinary course of business...
Page 718 - ... fide taken or received by transfer or delivery, by some person or body corporate, for a just and valuable consideration, without any notice, or without any reasonable cause to suspect that the same had by any felony or misdemeanor been stolen, taken, obtained, extorted, embezzled, converted, or disposed of, in such case the court shall not award or order the restitution of such security...
Page 937 - Of the few principles that can be laid down generally, I may venture to hold, that time is the grand ingredient in constituting domicil. I think that hardly enough, is attributed to its effects ; in most cases it is unavoidably conclusive ; it is not unfrequently said, that if a person comes only for a special purpose, that shall not flx a domicil.
Page 347 - No contract for the remuneration of a servant or agent of any person engaged in any trade or undertaking by a share of the profits of such trade or undertaking shall, of itself, render such servant or agent responsible as a partner therein, nor give him the rights of a partner.
Page 637 - But if the court should be of opinion that the plaintiffs are not entitled to recover...
Page 789 - By the law and constitution of this country, the sovereign alone ias the power of declaring war and peace. He alone, therefore, who has the power of entirely removing the state of war, has the power of removing it in part, by permitting, where he sees proper, that commercial intercourse which is a partial suspension of the war.
Page 729 - Mansfield directed a nonsuit; but upon a rule to show cause why there should not be a new...

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