Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia, 84. köide
D. Bottom, Superintendent of Public Print., 1889
Some vols. also contain reports of cases in the General Court of Virginia.
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Page 831 - No law shall embrace more than one object, which shall be expressed in its title...
Page 544 - Hall, that in construing wills, and indeed statutes, and all written instruments, the grammatical and ordinary sense of the words is to be adhered to, unless that would lead to some absurdity or some repugnance or inconsistency with the rest of the instrument, in which case the grammatical and ordinary sense of the words may be modified, so as to avoid that absurdity and inconsistency, but no further.
Page 944 - The legality of such an association will therefore depend upon the means to be used for its accomplishment. If it is to be carried into effect by fair or honorable and lawful means, it is, to say the least, innocent ; if by falsehood or force, it may be stamped with the character of conspiracy.
Page 535 - wills, and indeed statutes, and all written instruments, the " grammatical and ordinary sense of the words is to be adhered "to, unless that would lead to some absurdity, or repugnance, " or inconsistency with the rest of the instrument ; in which case " the grammatical and ordinary sense of the words may be modified " so as to avoid that absurdity and inconsistency ; but no farther.
Page 988 - And the said records and judicial proceedings, authenticated as aforesaid, shall have such faith and credit given to them in every court within the United States as they have by law or usage in the courts of the State from whence the said records are or shall be taken.
Page 961 - In the silence of any positive rule, affirming, or denying, or restraining the operation of foreign laws, courts of justice presume the tacit adoption of them by their own government, unless they are repugnant to its policy, or prejudicial to its interests.
Page 982 - Though it be a doctrine of modern date, we think it now well established that the capital stock of a corporation, especially its unpaid subscriptions, is a trust fund for the benefit of the general creditors of the corporation. And when we consider the rapid development of corporations as instrumentalities of the commercial and business world in the last few years, with the corresponding necessity of adapting legal principles to the new and varying exigencies of this business, it is no solid objection...
Page 265 - And the jurisdiction hereby conferred shall extend to all cases and controversies arising between the bankrupt and any creditor or creditors who shall claim any debt or demand under the bankruptcy ; to the collection of all the assets of the bankrupt ; to the ascertainment and liquidation of the liens and other specific claims i- -J tV.' 8 THE BANKRUPT LAW. [§ 1. •' -) -y thereon ; to the adjustment of the various priorities and ' conflicting interests of all parties...