Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia

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D. Bottom, Superintendent of Public Print., 1881 - Law reports, digests, etc
Some vols. also contain reports of cases in the General Court of Virginia.
 

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Page 819 - ... the jurors ought to be told in all cases that every man is to be presumed to be sane, and to possess a sufficient degree of reason to be responsible for his crimes, until the contrary be proved to their satisfaction; and that to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of...
Page 176 - ... where one by his words or conduct wilfully causes another to* believe in the existence of a certain state of things, and induces him to act on that belief, so as to alter his own previous position, the former is concluded from averring against the latter a different state of things as existing at the same time.
Page 176 - But the rule of law is clear, that where one, by his words or conduct, wilfully causes another to believe the existence of a certain state of things, and induces him to act on that belief, so as to alter his own previous position, the former is concluded from averring against the latter a different state of things as existing at the same time...
Page 399 - According to that view, the separate property of a married woman being a creature of equity, it follows, that, if she has a power to deal with it, she has the other power incident to property in general; namely, the power of contracting debts to be paid out of it; and inasmuch as her creditors have not the means at law of compelling payment of those debts, a court of equity takes upon itself to give effect to them, not as personal liabilities, but by laying hold of the separate property, as the only...
Page 700 - We say, by necessary implication, for it is not sufficient to establish that subsequent laws cover some or even all of the cases provided for by it. for they may be merely affirmative or cumulative or auxiliary. But there must be a positive repugnancy between the provisions of the new law and those of the old ; and even then, the old law Is repealed by implication, only pro tanto, to the extent of the repugnancy.
Page 639 - The mortgagee has his strict rights which he may enforce in the ordinary way. If he asks no favors he need grant none. But if he calls upon a court of chancery to put forth its extraordinary powers and grant him purely equitable relief, he may with propriety be required to submit to the operation of a rule which always applies in such cases, and do equity in order to get equity.
Page 617 - This day came again the parties by their counsel, and the court, having maturely considered the transcript of the record of the decree aforesaid...
Page 139 - These are the bodily injury sustained ; the pain undergone ; the effect on the health of the sufferer, according to its degree and its probable duration as likely to be temporary or permanent...
Page 748 - Company that the foregoing is a just, full and true exposition of all the facts and circumstances in regard to the condition, situation, value and risk of the property to be insured, so far as the same are known to the applicant and are material. to the risk...
Page 389 - We may lay it down as a broad general principle that wherever one of two innocent persons must suffer by the acts of a third, he who has enabled such third person to occasion the loss must sustain it

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