Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the County Courts of Philadelphia, and the United States District and Circuit Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Volume 39

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Kay & Brother, 1897 - Law reports, digests, etc

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Page 178 - ... fire, than the amount hereby insured shall bear to the whole insurance, whether valid or not, or by solvent or insolvent insurers, covering such property...
Page 394 - Forgery at common law has been defined as 'the fraudulent making or alteration of a writing to the prejudice of another man's right
Page 50 - ... when the party by his own contract creates a duty or charge upon himself, he is bound to make it good, if he may, notwithstanding any accident by inevitable necessity, because he might have provided against it by his contract.
Page 429 - ... the Legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of free public schools for the instruction of all the children in this State between the ages of five and eighteen years.
Page 379 - American experience table of mortality with interest at the rate of three and one-half per cent per annum...
Page 255 - ... nor shall any circuit or district court have cognizance of any suit, except upon foreign bills of exchange, to recover the contents of any promissory note or other chose in action in favor of any assignee, or of any subsequent holder if such instrument be payable to bearer and be not made by any corporation, unless such suit might have been prosecuted in such court to recover the said contents if no assignment or transfer had been made...
Page 226 - Be it therefore enacted, that whensoever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect or default, and the act, neglect or default is such as would (if death had not ensued) have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof, then and in every such case the person who would have been liable if death had not ensued shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death shall have been...
Page 226 - Person deceased; and in every such Action the Jury may give such Damages as they may think proportioned to the injury resulting from such Death to the Parties respectively for whom and for whose Benefit such Action shall be brought...
Page 219 - The recognition of its existence even by other States, and the enforcement of its contracts made therein, depend purely upon the comity of those States — a comity...
Page 224 - Whenever death shall be occasioned by unlawful violence or negligence, and no suit for damages be brought by the party injured during his or her life, the widow of any such deceased, or, if there be no widow, the personal representatives, mny maintain an action for and recover damages for the death thus occasioned.

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