Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Volume 6

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Page 4 - Where a court of competent jurisdiction has adjudicated a certain sum to be due from one person to another, a legal obligation arises to pay that sum, on which an action of debt to enforce the judgment may be maintained.
Page 324 - Is it not a universal rule that a man who puts his name to a bill of exchange thereby makes himself personally liable, unless he states upon the face of the bill that he subscribes it for another, or by procuration of another, which are words of exclusion? Unless he says plainly, "I am the mere scribe,
Page 57 - ... belonging to any person indebted, shall be liable to and chargeable with all just debts, duties and demands, of what nature or kind soever, owing by any such person to his Majesty or any of his subjects, and shall and may be assets for the satisfaction thereof, in like manner as real estates are by the law of England liable to the satisfaction of debts due by bond or other specialty...
Page 350 - Neither, in the construction of a contract among merchants, tradesmen or others, will the evidence be excluded because the words are in their ordinary meaning unambiguous; for the principle of admission is, that words perfectly unambiguous in their ordinary meaning are used by the contractors in a different sense from that. What words more plain than "a thousand," "a week,
Page 378 - Act, and if they find in the preamble, or in any particular clause, an expression not so large and extensive in its import as those used in other parts of the Act, and upon a view of the whole Act...
Page 222 - The statute says there shall be no trust of land unless by memorandum in writing, except such trusts as arise by operation of law. Where money is actually paid, there the trust arises from the payment of the money, and not from any agreement of the parties. " But this is not like the case of money paid by one man and the conveyance taken in the name of another; in that case the bill charges that the estate was bought with the plaintiff's money. If the defendant says he borrowed it of the plaintiff,...
Page 136 - If, indeed, he has received the whole, or any substantial part of the consideration for the promise on his part, the warranty loses the character of a condition, or to speak...
Page 95 - ... to the creditor, at a rate not exceeding the current rate of interest from the time when such debts or sums certain were payable, if such debts or sums be payable by virtue of some written instrument at a certain time, or, if payable otherwise, then from the time when demand of payment shall have been made in writing, so as such demand shall give notice to the debtor that interest will be claimed from the date of such demand until the term of payment; provided that interest shall be payable in...
Page 121 - Copartnership; and that any such public Officer may in his own Name commence and prosecute any Action, Suit, or other Proceeding at Law or in Equity against any Person being or having been a Member of the said Copartnership...
Page 20 - No doubt, all the water falling from heaven and shed upon the surface of a hill, at the foot of which a brook runs, must, by the natural force of gravity, find its way to the bottom, and so into the brook ; but this does not prevent the owner of the land on which this water falls from dealing with it as he may please and appropriating it.

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