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Hibbard agt. Burwell.
Barang ia epiteli
cision was affirmed on appeal to the general term in the seventh district.
On the contrary, Mr. Justice MITCHELL held, at special term, in Story agt. Duffy, (8 How. Pr. R. 488,) that the proceedings in a cause were not stayed by such an appeal. The same thing was held by Justice Oakley, in the supreme court of the city of New-York, with the concurrence of his associates, in Bacon agt. Reading, (1 Duer's Rep. 622.)
These are all the reported cases I have found where the question submitted in this case has been under consideration, or at least where it has been passed upon. It is conceded that the Code nowhere provides that such an appeal shall stay the proceedings. · Mr. Justice WELLES, in his opinion in the case first cited, says, “ The review by appeal is substituted for a writ of error in the cases where formerly a writ of error would lie, and by the common law a writ of error suspended the proceedings upon the judgment upon which it was brought, in all cases. I think the intention of the legislature was, that an appeal should, in all cases, have the same effect upon the judgment or order appealed from, excepting where otherwise provided.”
But it is suggested that a writ of error could only be brought upon a judgment, or a final determination or award in the nature of a judgment; (12 Johns. 31; 19 id. 247 ;) and at common law the writ removed, or was supposed to remove, into the court in which it was returnable, the record itself, except where error in fact was complained of, when, if the judgment was in the supreme court, the writ was returnable in the court which rendered the judgment. (3 Johns. 443.)
If resort is to be had to the practice of the courts prior to the Code, to determine the effect of an appeal upon the proceedings in the cause, in the cases where the Code is silent on that subject, I think that where, as in this case, the appeal is from an order, the practice of the late court of chancery should govern, as in that court appeals from interlocutory orders were allowed. As was remarked by Mr. Justice · MITCHELL, in Story agt. Duffy, by the practice of that court, both in this
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state and in England, it was discretionary with the court, how far an appeal should stay the proceedings where no statutory provision interfered. (See the cases cited in Story agt. Duffy.)
The order appealed from was, in effect, the final order in the cause. As the pleadings stood, it finally determined the rights. of the parties, and after the expiration of the twenty days, given to the defendant to withdraw the demurrer and answer the complaint, the defendant might have perfected his judg. ment, based upon the order appealed from. Had judgment been perfected before the appeal was taken, the appeal must necessarily have been from the judgment, under § 348 of the Code; and such an appeal would not have stayed the plaintiff's proceedings, unless the defendant, in addition to the undertaking he has given in this case, had given a further one to pay or satisfy the judgment appealed from if affirmed, or had ob. tained an order staying proceedings. ($$ 348, 345–349 of Code.)
The defendant obtains the same benefits and remedy from an appeal from the order as from an appeal from the judgment, and the former creates the same delay as the latter, and there is the same reason why security should be given as the condition of a stay of proceedings, in the one case, as in the other; or rather, if in either case an appeal was to be made a stay without security, it should be the appeal from the judgment rather than from the order, as in many cases the judgment itself is ample security. It is true, that the Code makes no provision for security in case of an appeal from an order, not even for costs; and it would be impracticable to provide for security further than for costs; but there is no restriction to the right to appeal in such a case as this, and if the appeal operates per se as a stay of proceedings, demurrers and appeals from the decisions thereon will be resorted to in all cases where delay is desirable.
The court has the power of staying the proceedings pending the appeal, and will exercise the power in all proper cases, and I think it was the intention of the legislature to leave the matter discretionary with the court. All the rights of the party appealing will be thus preserved, and the court will have the
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power of preventing these appeals from orders being made the means or instruments of delay and oppression. In fact, the appellant cannot, in such cases, be prejudiced by any proceedings taken subsequent to the appeal. The respondent will proceed at his peril. If the appellant succeeds, the effect will be to vacate and set aside the subsequent proceedings.
If an appeal from an order, when it sustains or overrules a demurrer, or when it grants or refuses a new trial, operates as 'a stay of proceedings in the cause, the same effect must be given to an appeal from every other order, unless a distinction is made between proceedings founded upon the order and other proceedings in the cause.
Cases may arise where subsequent proceedings may be had, which are independent of the order appealed from, and which the order, whether affirmed or reversed, will not affect; such as appeals from orders dissolving, or denying motions to dissolve injunction orders. But, in most cases of appealable orders, all subsequent proceedings in the cause are founded upon, or so far dependent upon the order, that a reversal thereof renders the proceeding nugatory, or at least irregular; and if an appeal is to stay such proceeding, a defendant, by making motions for the purpose of appealing from the orders denying them, by appealing from all orders made on behalf of the plaintiff, may postpone the determination of an action indefinitely.
For the above reasons, I am compelled to differ with the learned justice who decided the cases of Emerson agt. Burney, and Trustees of Penn Yan agt. Forbes, and to hold with Mr. Justice MITCHELL and the superior court of New York, that the appeal does not stay the proceedings; and if I am right, the plaintiff is entitled to the order asked for.
The Republic of Mexico agt. De Arrangois and others.
THE REPUBLIC OF Mexico agt. FRANCISCO DE ARRANGOIS,
BARTOLOMI Blanco and Ramon PALANCA.
General Term, Dec., 1855.
Before Oakley, Ch. J., Duer, CAMPBELL and HOFFMAN, Justices.
This case, decided at special term by HOFFMAN, Justice, reported ante page 1, affirmed by the court.
In the case of The New-York and Erie Bank agt. Robert Codd, on page 224, in the 2d paragraph from the bottom, and in the 3d line from the beginning, after the word " appeal," read as follows: "from an order at special term denying a motion to set aside an attachment issued by a judge at chambers. It was then held, that the plaintiff might read further affidavits at the special term in answer to the defendant's moving affidavits, and for the purpose of sustaining the attachment.
"In White and others agt. Featherstonhaugh, decided at special term in Dec., 1851, (7 How. Pr. R: 375,) a motion was made to set aside an attachment upon affidavits tending"
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show representative capacity, and to establish conversion, &c. . 11
cases where replevin would lie under the Revised Statutes. The
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commence an action of ejectment, is required under the Code to
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