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Page 364 - In a civil court the death of a human being could not be complained of as an injury, and in this case the damages as to the plaintiff's wife must stop with the period of her existence.
Page 362 - That every such action shall be for the benefit of the wife, husband, parent and child of the person whose death shall have been so caused...
Page 80 - He was convicted by a jury but the court granted his motion for a new trial on the grounds that the verdict was against the weight of the evidence and certain instructions were contrary to the law.
Page 367 - The general rules are that the plaintiff in an action of ejectment must recover, if at all, on the strength of his own title, and not on the weakness of...
Page 139 - The General Assembly shall not remit the forfeiture of the charter of any corporation now existing, or alter or amend the same...
Page 93 - ... injury upon the rights of the company owning the road which is intended to be crossed ; and if in the judgment of such court or such judge thereof it is reasonable and practicable to avoid a grade crossing, it shall by its process prevent a crossing at grade.
Page 305 - The rule that penal laws are to be construed strictly, is perhaps not much less old than construction itself. It is founded on the tenderness of the law for the rights of individuals ; and on the plain principle that the power of punishment is vested in the legislative, not in the judicial department. It is the legislature, not the court, which is to define a crime, and ordain its punishment.
Page 308 - No foreign stock corporation doing business in this state shall maintain any action in this state upon any contract made by it in this state unless prior to the making of such contract it shall have procured such certificate.
Page 141 - If this company shall claim that the fire was caused by the act or neglect of any person or corporation, private or municipal, this company shall, on payment of the loss, be subrogated to the extent of such payment to all right of recovery by the insured for the loss resulting therefrom, and such right shall be assigned to this company by the insured on receiving such payment.