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ABATEMENT, (see Party,) Vrooman agt. Jones, 369.
ACTIONS, against makers and endorsers of a promissory note, when united
in the same action under Ø 120 of the Code; what facts must be stated
in the complaint. Spellman agt. Weider, 5.
process was not served, and who has not appeared, can not be a wit-
covery. Dodge agt. Averill, 8.
separately stated (see Slander and Pleading,) 171.
defendant has not, in fact or in law, the possession or control of the
property claimed. Roberts agt. Randel, 327.
ADMISSION, see Service of Papers, 342.
out swearing to merits, or advice of counsel, is insufficient under
Rule 39. McMurray agt. Thomas, 14.
mon law action, is not required to be special, where there is no sus-
Horne agt. Montgomery, 238.
out the name of one or more parties, without leave of Court. Russell
agt. Spear, 142.
on account of defect in original summons. James agt. Kirkpatrick,
Although $ 172 of the Code allows an amendment of a pleading once, of
course, and without costs, yet as to costs it can apply only where the
first pleading has been regular. Williams agt. Wilkinson, 357. if the opposite party has prepared and served motion papers to set aside
the first pleading for irregularity, which is cured by amendment, the
party amending must pay costs. id.
Wendell agt. Mitchell, 424.
ANSWER, an answer is bad where it controverts no allegation of the com
plaint, and sets up no new matter in bar, but merely denies a con
clusion of law. McMurray agt. Thomas, 14. an answer is bad, which merely alleges that the note sought to be re
covered was obtained by fraud, and omits to set out any facts showing
the existence of such fraud, id. Where an answer merely denies the facts set up in the complaint, and
contains no new matter constituting a defence, plaintiff is not bound
to reply thereto. Brown agt. Spear, 146. see Judgment, Tracy agt. Humphrey, 155. Facts which, under the former practice, would have formed ground of
relief against a legal demand, upon a bill filed for that purpose, may now be interposed by way of answer in the action on the legal de
mand. Burget ngt. Bissell, 192. Where an answer and demurrer were served on one paper, and reply
served to the answer and the demurrer noticed for argumeut, and after-
Michigan Rail Road Co., 206.
it must appear that the answer is a “sham pleading” (Code $ 152),
Darrow agt. Miller 247. no affidavit need be served on the opposing party with notice of motion
for judgment under Ø 247 id. Where answer admitted execution of note, but as to each and every other
allegation, denied sufficient knowledge, gc., (the complaint alleging facts upon which defendant became liable), held, that answer was suf
ficient. Genesee Insurance Co. agt. Moynihen, 321. see Service of papers, Graham agt. McCoun, 353. An answer in the nature of a plea puis darrien, will not be allowed
after two trials, where defendant had knowledge of the facts before
answering. Houghton agt. Skinner, 420. ser Amendment, 424,
A defendant must answer the complaint within the twenty days pre
scribed by statute. He has no right to answer after the expiration of the twenty days, and before judgment is actually taken. Mandeville
agt. Winne, 461. Nɔ part of an answer ought to be struck out which can in any event
become material. Averill agt. Taylor, 476. defendant may by way of answer, pray for specific relief on his part, in
relation to the subject matter of the suit. id. see Williams agt. Hayes, 470.
APPEAL, from decision of motion on frivolous demurrer. King agt. Staf
below, not on the party. Tripp agt. De Bow, 114.
take advantage of it at any time, if he has not appeared so as to give
jurisdiction, id. see Cuse and Bill of Exceptions. Keview in causes referred before the Code. La Wall agt. Grigg, 158. The party deeming himself aggrieved by the decision of commissioners
to appraise rail road damages, must bring the matter before the court on appeal; and upon such appeal the court can only look at the matters
contained in the report. N. Y. and Erie Rail Road agt. Corey, 177. An appeal brought on the same day that judgment roll was filed, but
previous thereto and before the hour when the costs were adjusted,
held good. Blydenburgh agt. Colheal, 200. (Court of Appeals.) Where judgment of court below had been paid before writ of error
brought but not satisfied of record, on reversal plaintiff can not have
restitution without leave of court. Sheridan agt. Mann, 201. It is too late to question the truth of statements in the papers for the first
time on the argument of the appeal. Munson agt. Hagerman, 223. The time of service of notice of appeal under $ 327, upon the clerk,
when made by mail, does not date from the time of depositing in the
post office. Crittenden agt. Adams, 310. where such notice was served on the clerk and attorney on the last day
for bringing the appeal, by depositing in the post office, and were not received by either until two days after the time for appealing had expired, held that the appeal was not taken in time; the service was
good upon the attorney (6 408) but bad upon the clerk. id. under $ 173 of the Code, the court have power to authorize an appeal,
taken after the expiration of the time limited by the Code ($ 332 and 348), to be considered good and valid. id.
In respect to causes originating in a Justice's Court, the Supreme Court
has merely an appellate jurisdiction. It has no power to review a judgment rendered by a County Court by default. Dorr agt. Birge,
323. It seems, that by $ 405, the time to appeal can in no case be enlarged,
Rowell agt. McCormick, 337. see to the same effect, Enos agt. Adams, 361. Contra see Crittenden agt. Adams, 310. from surrogate (see Surrogate), 351-360. from referee's report, (see Review of Referee's Report.) from an order granting an attachment. (see Attachment), 386. On bringing an appeal from a Justice's Court, the payment of the jus
tice's fee for the return must be made at the time of service of the uotice of appeal. Van Heusen agt. Kirkpatrick, 422.
To the Special Term. an appeal will not lie in the first instance to the general term upon a
case containing question of fact alone. Application for a new trial must first be made at the special term. Collin's agt. Albany and
Schenectady Rail Road, 435.
Graham agt. Milliman, id. 435.)
from the making the final order for judgment, and not from the dock
eting of the judgment roll. Bank of Geneva agt. Hotchkiss, 478. Although it may be necessary to have the costs adjusted and roll filed
before bringing the appeal, the appellant has it in his power to coerce
this to be done in time. id. APPEARANCE, a defendant can not be legally tried upon an indictment for
any offence in his absence, unless he has unequivocally waived his
right to be present. People agt. Wilkes, 105.
see Lunatic, 109. APPRAISAL OF DAMAGES, (see Practice and Appeal,) 177. ARBITRATION, upon a parol submission, or under a common law arbitra
tion, the arbitrators possess no power to administer a legal oath.
People agt. Townsend, 315. ARREST AND BAIL, an affidavit for the arrest of a defendant, for fraud, fc.
must state positively facts within the knowledge of plaintiff. And where facts necessarily rest upon information, the source and nature of the information should be set out, and reasons given why a positive
statement can not be procured. Whitlock agt. Roth, 143. (see Claim and Delivery), Van Neste agt. Conover, 148, 327. Where an order of arrest is granted, on showing that a sufficient caus
of action exists ($ 179 and 181) the defendant, upon affidavits