The Encyclopedic Digest of Virginia and West Virginia Reports: Being a Complete Encyclopedia and Digest of All Virginia and West Virginia Case Law Up to and Including Volume 103 Virginia Reports and Volume 55 West Virginia Reports, Volume 4
Thomas Johnson Michie
Michie Company, 1906 - Law reports, digests, etc
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Page 231 - 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...
Page 445 - An officer de facto is one whose acts, though not those of a lawful officer, the law, upon principles of policy and justice, will hold valid so far as they involve the interests of the public and third persons, where the duties of the office were exercised...
Page 173 - If an injury has resulted in consequence of a certain wrongful act or omission, but only through or by means of some intervening cause, from which last cause the injury followed as a direct and immediate consequence, the law will refer the damage to the last or proximate cause, and refuse to trace it to that which was more remote.
Page 226 - ... notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to felony.
Page 654 - Governor, shall be impeached, displaced, resign, or die, or otherwise become incapable of performing the duties of the office, the President of the Senate shall act as Governor until the vacancy is filled or the disability removed...
Page 239 - So a licensee, who enters on premises by permission only, without any enticement, allurement or inducement being held out to him by the owner or occupant, cannot recover damages for injuries caused by obstructions or pitfalls. He goes there at his own risk, and enjoys the license subject to its concomitant perils.
Page 203 - Upon the point of the refusal of the court to set aside the verdict, on the ground that the damages were excessive...
Page 6 - ... an infringement or privation of the civil rights which belong to individuals, considered merely as individuals; public wrongs, or crimes and misdemeanors, are a breach and violation of the public rights and duties due to the whole community, considered as a community, in its social aggregate capacity.
Page 10 - It would be dangerous indeed to carry the principle, that a case which is within the reason or mischief of a statute, is within its provisions, so far as to punish a crime not enumerated in the statute, because it is of equal atrocity or of kindred character with those which are enumerated.