Commentaries on Equity Pleadings, and the Incidents Thereof: According to the Practice of the Courts of Equity, of England and America

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C.C. Little & J. Brown, 1844 - 923 páginas

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Página 671 - Every defendant may swear to his answer before any justice or judge of any court of the United States, or before any commissioner appointed by any circuit court to take testimony or depositions, or before any master in chancery appointed by any circuit court, or before any judge of any court of a State or Territory, or before any notary public.
Página 157 - ... in the same manner and to the same extent as the executors or administrators in suits concerning personal estate represent the persons beneficially interested in such personal estate, and in such cases it shall not be necessary to make the persons beneficially interested under the...
Página 633 - A defendant shall be at liberty, by answer, to decline answering any interrogatory, or part of an interrogatory, from answering which he might have protected himself by demurrer ; and he shall be at liberty so to decline, notwithstanding he shall answer other parts of the bill, from which he might have protected himself by demurrer.
Página 38 - Every bill shall contain the signature of counsel annexed to it, which shall be considered as an affirmation on his part that, upon the instructions given to him, and the case laid before him. there is good ground for the suit, in the manner in which it is framed.
Página 258 - If the object of the suit be single, but it happens that different persons have separate interests in distinct questions which arise out of that single object, it necessarily follows that such different persons must be brought before the Court, in order that the suit may conclude the whole...
Página 263 - To lay down any rule applicable universally, or to say what constitutes multifariousness, as an abstract proposition, is, upon the authorities, utterly impossible. The cases upon the subject are extremely various; and the Court, in deciding them, seems to have considered what was convenient in particular circumstances rather than to have attempted to lay down any absolute rule.
Página 304 - The right of a plaintiff in equity to the benefit of the defendant's oath, is limited to a discovery of such material facts as relate to the plaintiff's case, — and does not extend to a discovery of the manner in which the defendant's case is to be established, or to evidence which relates exclusively to his case.
Página 224 - If a defendant shall, at the hearing of a cause, object that a suit is defective for want of parties, not having by plea or answer taken the objection, and therein specified, by name or description, the parties to whom the objection applies, the Court, if it shall think fit, shall be at liberty to make a decree saving the rights of the absent parties.
Página 60 - By this means, the court is enabled to make a complete decree between the parties, to prevent future litigation by taking away the necessity of a multiplicity of suits...
Página 378 - ... in time after the decree, and not any new proof which might have been used when the decree was made: nevertheless, upon new proof, that is come to light after the decree made, and could not possibly have been used at the time when the decree passed, a bill of review may be grounded by the special license of the court, and not otherwise.

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