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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 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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The New York Supplement

Law reports, digests, etc - 1926
...but they cannot make that a wrong which in its own essence is lawful. "An act which does not amowit to a legal injury cannot be actionable because it is done with a bad intent. • • * Where one exercises a legal right only, the motive which actuates him is immaterial." ' This...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 40

Law - 1895
...expectation of looking alone to the other for redress in case of breach. It is a truism of the law, that an act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...be actionable because it is done with a bad intent. It is conceded by the authorities, that one may lawfully persuade another to break his contract with...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 54

Law - 1902
...been abundantly shown to be justified by the authorities, even if it were not in itself a mere truism. An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot be actionable because done with a bad intent. Any transaction which would be lawful and proper if the parties were friends...
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The Insurance Law Journal: Reports of All Decisions ..., Volume 21; Volume 41

Insurance law - 1912
...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 actionable because done with a bad intent. Where one exercises a legal right only, the motive which actuates him is immaterial."...
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The Law Times Reports: Containing All the Cases Argued and ..., Volume 87

Law reports, digests, etc - 1903
...Leathern (sup.) a case of great importance ; and it only decides that in the case of an individual an act which does not -amount to a legal injury cannot be actionable because it is done with bad intent. Qitinn v. Leathern (sup.) decides that a combination to do acts in themselves lawful, not...
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 98

California. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...relation. — Boyson v. Thorn, 578. 8. MALICIOUS MOTIVES IMMATERIAL WHERE ACT is NOT A LEGAL INJURY. — An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot be actionable because it is done with a- bad or malicious motive or intent. Malicious motives make a bad act worse, but cannot make that a wrong...
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The Theory and Principles of Tort Law

Thomas A. Street - Law - 1999 - 500 pages
...Parke, B., afterwards Lord Wensleydale, in giving the judgment of an exceptionally strong court, said: " An act which does not amount to a legal injury cannot...actionable because it is done with a bad intent." 8 M.ucewiu In that case the question was whether a count was good which uwf""^"l averred that the defendant...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 161

Alabama. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1910
...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...actionable because it is done with a bad intent." Again, in American & English Encyclopedia of Law (2d Ed.) vol. 8, p. 695, the doctrine is thus stated...
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 69

Law - 1909
...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...actionable because it is done with a bad Intent." Again, in American & English Encyclopedia of Law (2d Ed.), vol. 8, p. C95, the doctrine is thus stated:...
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