Connecticut Reports: Containing Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Errors, Volume 53

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Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1886 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 298 - And after the decease of my said wife I give, devise, and bequeath all my estate, real, personal, and mixed, to my...
Page 280 - That the rules of construction cannot be strained to bring a devise within the rules of law; but it seems that, where the will admits of two constructions, that is to be preferred which will render it valid...
Page 583 - June (1677) all declarations or creations of trusts or confidences of any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, shall be manifested and proved by some writing signed by the party who is by law enabled to declare such trust, or by his last will in writing, or else they shall be utterly void and of none effect.
Page 264 - It is then provided that If any grandchild of the testator shall have died, leaving a child or children surviving at the expiration of said trust, such child or children shall take the share that "his, her or their parent would have been entitled to if living,
Page 563 - ... it. There is no error in the judgment appealed from. In this opinion the other judges concurred.
Page 544 - This rule excludes all evidence of collateral facts, or those which are incapable of affording any reasonable presumption or inference, as to the principal fact or matter in dispute...
Page 42 - Any person may be made a defendant who has or claims an interest in the controversy adverse to the plaintiff, or who is a necessary party to a complete determination or settlement of the question involved therein.
Page 369 - ... after a hearing had upon such notice as they shall deem reasonable to the railroad company owning or operating said railroad, and to the selectmen of the town, mayor of the city, or warden of the borough, within which said highway is situated, and to the owners of the land adjoining said crossing, order such alterations in such highway as they shall deem best; and shall determine and direct by whom such alterations shall be made, at whose expense, and within what time...
Page 530 - I prefer to place the decision upon the broad ground that no public officer is responsible in a civil suit for a judicial determination, however erroneous it may be, and however malicious the motive which produced it.
Page 474 - The supposed duty has regard to the public at large and cannot well exist as to one portion of the public and not to another, under the same circumstances. In this respect, children, women, and men are upon the same footing. In cases where certain duties exist infants may require greater care than adults, or a different kind of care; but precautionary measures, having for their object the protection of the public, must, as a rule, have reference to all classes alike.

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