Legal Maxims, with Observations and Cases

Law Times Office, 1865 - 266 sivua

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Sivu 65 - No court will lend its aid to a man who founds his cause of action upon an immoral or an illegal act. If, from the plaintiff's own stating or otherwise, the cause of action appears to arise ex turpi causa, or the transgression of a positive law of this country, there the Court says he has no right to be assisted. It is upon that ground the Court goes; not for the sake of the defendant, but because they will not lend their aid to such a plaintiff.
Sivu 65 - The principle of public policy is this: ex dolo malo non oritur actio. No court will lend its aid to a man who founds his cause of action upon an immoral or an illegal act.
Sivu 65 - For no country ever takes notice of the revenue laws of another. " <The objection, that a contract is immoral or illegal as between plaintiff and defendant, sounds at all times very ill in the mouth of the defendant. It is not for his sake, however, that the objection is ever allowed; but it is founded in general principles of policy, which the defendant has the advantage of, contrary to the real justice, as between him and the plaintiff, by accident, if I may so say. The principle of public policy...
Sivu 26 - Hall, that in construing wills, and indeed statutes, and all written instruments, the grammatical and ordinary sense of the words is to be adhered to, unless that would lead to some absurdity or some repugnance or inconsistency with the rest of the instrument, in which case the grammatical and ordinary sense of the words may be modified, so as to avoid that absurdity and inconsistency, but no further.
Sivu 50 - Male of his and their body and bodies issuing and for default of such issue to the use of all and every the Daughter and Daughters of the body of...
Sivu 188 - If any pleading be so framed as to prejudice, embarrass, or delay the fair trial of the action...
Sivu 130 - It is a maxim of the law of England to give effect to everything which appears to have been established for a considerable course of time, and to presume that what has been done was done of right, and not in wrong. That, practically, has caused a series of trespasses to constitute a right, so that it might be said a right has grown out of proceedings which are wrongful.
Sivu 176 - Thus, a statute treating of" deans, prebendaries, parsons, vicars, and others having spiritual promotion," is held not to extend to bishops, though they have spiritual promotion, deans being the highest persons named, and bishops being of a still higher order.
Sivu 7 - that where any tenant for life shall happen to die before or on the day on which any rent was reserved or made payable, upon any demise or lease of any lands, tenements or hereditaments which...
Sivu 114 - ... shall mean the person who last acquired the land otherwise than by descent, or than by any escheat, partition, or inclosure, by the effect of which the land shall have become part of or descendible in the same manner as other land acquired by descent; and the word

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