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" An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot be actionable because it is done with a bad Intent. "
A Treatise on the Law of Torts, Or, The Wrongs which Arise Independent of ... - Page 96
by Thomas McIntyre Cooley - 1888 - 899 pages
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A Treatise on the Law of Torts, Or the Wrongs which Arise ..., Volume 1

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - Electronic books - 1907 - 820 pages
...motives make a bad act worse, but they cannot make that a wrong which in its own essence is lawful." "An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...actionable because it is done with a bad intent."** "Any trans*» Goodlander Mill Co. v. Standard Oil Co., 63 Fed. 400, 11 CC A. 253. " Conway T. Lewlston,...
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The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the ..., Volume 93

Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead - Law reports, digests, etc - 1907
...distraining for more rent than was due. is bad, though it alleges it to have been done maliciously, — for, an act which does not amount to a legal injury, cannot...be actionable because it is done with a bad intent. 2. Fraud only gives a right to avoid a contract or purchase. Property acquired by fraud vests until...
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Encyclopędia of the Laws of England with Forms and Precedents by the Most ...

Law - 1907
...in Allen v. flood is thus summed up by Lord Macnaghten in Qidnn v. Leathern, [1901] AC, 495, 509 : " An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...be actionable because it is done with a bad intent " (cf. p. 533, per Lord Lindley). In the latter case it was held that violation of a legal right committed...
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A Treatise on the Law of Torts, Or the Wrongs which Arise ..., Volume 1

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - Electronic books - 1907 - 820 pages
...motives make a bad act worse, but they cannot make that a wrong which in its own essence is lawful." "An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot be ac tionable because it is done with a bad intent."" "Any trans »» Goodlander Mill Co. v. Stand- «...
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The Law of Torts: A Treatise on the Principles of Obligations Arising from ...

Frederick Pollock - Torts - 1908 - 695 pages
...improper or even malicious "(/.•). And it is generally true that "an act which does not amount to u legal injury cannot be actionable because it is done with a bad intent " (/). Roman As regards the use of property, the lloman lawyers of"ani- held that " animus vicino nocendi...
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Canadian Edition of the Law of Torts

John Frederic Clerk, William Harry Barber Lindsell, Alfred Taylour Hunter - Torts - 1908 - 912 pages
...decision in Corporation of Bradford v. Pickles that principle can any longer be regarded as good law. " An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot be Malicious actionable because it is done with a bad intent" (d). There is ^ of pro " no such thing as...
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The Law of Unfair Business Competition: Including Chapters on Trade Secrets ...

Harry Dwight Nims - Business - 1909 - 581 pages
...threat at all. He simply warned others against certain acts." Lord MacNaghten says in the same case, " an act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...be actionable because it is done with a bad intent. That, in my opinion, is the sum and substance of Allen v. Flood;"30 and Lord Lindley says that the...
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The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases ...

Railroad law - 1910
...bad motive or an evil purpose creates no cause of action founded upon the exercise of a legal right. "An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...actionable because it is done with a bad intent." Boyson v. Thorn, 98 Cal. 578, 33 Pac. 492, 21 LRA 233; Cooley on Torts, pp. 1503, 1505. Finally, the...
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Attitude of American Courts in Labor Cases: A Study in Social ..., Volume 42

George Gorham Groat - Arbeidersbeweging - 1911 - 400 pages
...Justice Beatty, is found also in other cases. In a case decided by his own court it took the form, " an act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...actionable because it is done with a bad intent." In the English case it was stated (Allen v. Flood), "An act lawful in itself is not converted by a...
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British Ruling Cases from Courts of Great Britain, Canada ..., Volume 13

Law reports, digests, etc - 1926
...words of Parke, B., in Stevenson v. Newnham (1853) 13 CB 285, 297, 138 Eng. Reprint, 1208 — Exch. : "An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...actionable because it is done with a bad intent." And then he explains that what Allen v. Flood had done was to sweep away the erroneous proposition...
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