Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Alabama, Volume 16

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Page 207 - No action shall be brought whereby to charge any executor or administrator, upon any special promise, to answer damages out of his own estate; or whereby to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person...
Page 410 - Business' is a very comprehensive term and embraces everything about which a person can be employed. Black's Law Diet., 158, citing People v. Commissioners of Taxes, 23 NY 242, 244, 'that which occupies the time, attention and labor of men for the purpose of a livelihood or profit.
Page 244 - April, one thousand eight hundred and thirteen, be entitled to a grant for the land so claimed, or settled on, as a donation: Provided, That not more than one tract shall be thus granted to any one person, and the same shall not contain more than six hundred and forty acres; and that no lands shall be thus granted which are claimed or recognised by the preceding sections of this act.
Page 543 - It would be to allow an act, originating in 'innocence, to operate ultimately as a fraud, by enabling the party, who receives the benefit of the mistake, to resist the claims of justice, under the shelter of a rule framed to promote...
Page 207 - ... unless the promise or agreement upon which such action shall be brought, or some memorandum or note thereof, shall be in writing and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or some other person by him or her thereunto lawfully authorized.
Page 246 - All the grants of land made before the 24th of January, 1818, by His Catholic Majesty or by his lawful authorities in the said Territories ceded by His Majesty to the United States, shall be ratified and confirmed to the persons in possession of the lands, to the same extent that the same grants would be valid if the Territories had remained under the Dominion of His Catholic Majesty.
Page 273 - ... is an adjudication upon all the facts necessary to give jurisdiction, and whether they existed or not is wholly immaterial, if no appeal is taken ; the rule is the same whether the law gives an appeal or not ; if none is given from the final decree, it is conclusive on all whom it concerns. The record is absolute verity, to contradict which there can be no averment or evidence; the court having power to make the decree, it can be impeached only by fraud in the party who obtains it.
Page 706 - There is no principle better established in this court, nor one founded on more solid considerations of equity and public utility, than that which declares, that if one man, knowingly, though he does it passively, by looking on, suffers another to purchase and expend money on land, under an erroneous opinion of title, without making known his claim, he shall not afterward be permitted to exercise his legal right against such person. It would be an act of fraud and injustice, and his conscience is...
Page 190 - If a new case should arise, where it would be more beneficial to the infant, "That the deed should be considered as void;" if he might incur a forfeiture, or be subject to damages, or a breach of trust, in respect of a third person, unless it was deemed void ; — the reason of the privilege would warrant an exception, in such case, to the general rule.
Page 708 - ... works a divestiture of title, can be created in my opinion only by as high evidence. I have looked with some care into the English cases, but I have not found one in which a plaintiff at law was held to be bound by a parol estoppel when the subject-matter was such that the title could pass only by deed.

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