Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, Volumen12

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Página 744 - A contract of two or more competent persons to place their money, effects, labor and skill, or some or all of them, in lawful commerce or business, and to divide the profit and bear the loss in certain proportions.
Página 15 - If the writ of attachment is the lawful writ of the court, issued in proper form under the seal of the court, and if it is by the proper officer levied upon property liable to the attachment, when such a writ is returned into court, the power of the court over the res is established.
Página 231 - I, c. 11) the presumption of the duration of life, with respect to persons of whom no account can be given, ends at the expiration of seven years from the time when they were last known to be living.
Página 470 - ... at the time of the death of the testator, such devise or bequest shall not lapse, but shall take effect as if the death of such person had happened immediately after the death of the testator, unless a contrary intention shall appear by the will.
Página 528 - ... for money received by the defendant for the use of the plaintiff...
Página 117 - NY, 405, where it was held that no rule in the interpretation of a policy is more fully established, or more imperative and controlling than that which declares, that in all cases it must be liberally construed in favor of the insured, so as not to defeat, without a plain necessity, his claim to the indemnity, which, in making the insurance, it was his object to secure. When the words are, without violence, susceptible of two interpretations, that which will sustain his claim and cover the loss must...
Página 150 - The objection to a law on the ground of its impairing the obligation of a contract can never depend upon the extent of the change which the law effects in it. Any deviation from its terms by postponing or accelerating the period of performance which it prescribes, imposing conditions not expressed in the contract, or dispensing with those which are, however minute or apparently immaterial in their effect upon the contract of the parties, impairs its obligation.
Página 465 - It a devisee or legatee die before the testator, leaving issue who survive the testator, such issue shall take the estate devised or bequeathed, as the devisee or legatee would have done, if he had survived the testator, unless a different disposition thereof be made or required by the will.
Página 465 - ... when it manifestly appears from the tenor of the instrument that it was intended the part of the one dying should then belong to the others.
Página 358 - ... the judgment of this honorable court whether he shall be compelled to make any further or other answer to the said bill, and he humbly prays to be hence dismissed with his reasonable costs in this behalf sustained.

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