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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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The Law of Unfair Competition and Trade-marks: With Chapters on Good-will ...

Harry Dwight Nims - Competition, Unfair - 1917 - 890 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;" x and Lord 11 East, 574, note....
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Handbook, of the Law of Torts

Heman Gerald Chapin - Torts - 1917 - 695 pages
...the contractor.1" Leav181 "It is a truism of the law," says the Supreme Court of California, "that an act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...be actionable because it is done with a bad intent; tint what one has a right to do another cannot complain of. It is conceded that one may lawfully persuade...
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Strikes for Lawful Purposes

Leonard Joseph Meltzer - Strikes and lockouts - 1921 - 62 pages
...exercise*" The rule prevailing in California would appear to be the most desired rule. There it is held that an act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot be actionable because it is Afl done with a bad intent* ' "Malicious motives make a bad act worse, but they cannot make that a...
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Reports of Cases Heard and Determined in the Appellate Division ..., Volume 200

New York (State). Supreme Court. Appellate Division - Law reports, digests, etc - 1922
...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.' ' Where one exercises a legal right only, the motive which actuates him is immaterial.' " This statement...
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Cases on Commercial Law: General Survey, Contracts, Agency, Bailments, Sales ...

Alfred William Bays - Commercial law - 1923 - 1536 pages
...Macnaghten, in speaking of Allen v. Flood, stated that its head-note might well have run in these words : of money. 5. When the principal debtor becomes the bad intent,' and in this case last referred to it is said, that 'it is a violation of legal right to...
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Selected Essays on the Law of Torts

Torts - 1924 - 770 pages
...Von Boenig, 48 Neb. 80. 1 Baron Parke's oft-quoted dictum (Stevenson v. Newnham, 13 CB 285, 297) : " An act which does not amount to a legal injury, cannot...be actionable because it is done with a bad intent " was given in a similar case. The defendant was sued for maliciously distraining for more rent than...
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The Scottish Law Reporter: Containing Reports ... of Cases ..., Volume 44

Law reports, digests, etc - 1907
...exceptionally strong Court nearly half-a-century ago (Stevenson v. Neu'nliuin, 1353, 13 CB'29)-'an act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...actionable, because it is done with a bad intent.' " And again Lord Lindley in the same case, [1901] AC, at p. 538, says— "This derision, as I understand...
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Complete Digest of All Lawyers Reports Annotated from 1 L.R.A. to ..., Volume 2

Law - 1921
...motive. Chambers v. Baldwin, 11 LKA 545, 91 Ky. 121, 15 SW 57. f . An act which does • not amount to я legal injury cannot be actionable because it is done with a bad intent. Banks v. Eastern t!. & Lumber Co. 11 LRA (NS) 485, 46 Wash. 610, 90 Рас. 1048. g. In the exercise...
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The Federal Reporter: With Key-number Annotations ..., Volume 96

Law reports, digests, etc - 1899
...defendants liable for doing acts which they had the legal right to do, or, in the language of Judge Cooley, "an act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...actionable because it is done with a bad intent." As was said by Black, J., in Jenkins v. Fowler, 24 Pa. St. 308, "malicious motives make a bad act worse,...
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The Government and Labor

Albert Russell Ellingwood, Whitney Coombs - Labor laws and legislation - 1926 - 639 pages
...right and lawful for one man to do cannot furnish the foundation for an action in favor of another. Nor can the absence of commendable motive on the part...which is one of the necessary elements of a wrong." Again, on page 688 of the same work it is said: "What was said in the opening chapter of the work,...
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