Massachusetts Reports, Volume 193

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Page 423 - ... in the absence of any express or implied warranty that the thing shall exist, the contract is not to be construed as a positive contract, but as subject to an implied condition that the parties shall be excused in case, before breach, performance becomes impossible from the perishing of the thing without default of the contractor.
Page 457 - A suit which is founded upon a claim from which a discharge would be a release, and which is pending against a person at the time of the filing of a petition against him, shall be stayed until after an adjudication or the dismissal of the petition; if such person is adjudged a bankrupt, such action may be further stayed until twelve months after the date of such adjudication, or, if within that time such person applies for a discharge, then until the question of such discharge is determined.
Page 315 - Bryan does not appear to have been called to the attention of the court in Carlisle v.
Page 375 - The inhabitants of a city or town cannot be compelled to give up rights in property, or to pay taxes, for purely aesthetic objects; but if the primary and substantive purpose of the legislation is such as justifies the act, considerations of taste and beauty may enter in, as auxiliary.
Page 144 - Every share in any company shall be deemed and taken to have been issued and to be held subject to the payment of the whole amount thereof in cash...
Page 292 - There was a verdict for the plaintiff and the case is here on exceptions by the defendant to the refusal of the court to give certain instructions that were requested and to the admission of certain testimony.
Page 423 - There seems no doubt that where there is a positive contract to do a thing, not in itself unlawful, the contractor must perform it or pay damages for not doing it, although in consequence of unforeseen accidents, the performance of his contract has become unexpectedly burdensome or even impossible.
Page 286 - It has been held that a devise to "heirs," whether it be to one's own heirs or to the heirs of a third person, designates not only the persons who are to take, but also the manner and proportions in which they are to take; and...
Page 610 - The right of property in the physical substance, which is the fruit of the discovery, is altogether distinct from the right in the discovery itself; just as the property in the instruments or plate by which copies of a map are multiplied is distinct from the copyright of the map itself.
Page 423 - ... where, from the nature of the contract, it appears that the parties must from the beginning have known that it could not be fulfilled unless when the time for the fulfilment of the contract arrived some particular specified thing continued to exist, so that, when entering into the contract, they must have contemplated such continuing existence as the foundation of what was to be done...

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