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action affirmed alleged amount appellant appellee applied assessment attorney authority award benefit bill bond brought called cause character charge Chicago church Circuit Court claim common complainant condition constitution construction contract Cook corporation counsel damages decree deed defendant delivered the opinion duty election entered equity error evidence execution express fact failed filed fraud give given ground held hold improvement instruction intention interest issue John Judge judgment jury JUSTICE land liable March matter ment Messrs mortgage necessary notice objection officer Opinion original owner paid parties payment perform person plaintiff plea possession present presiding principle proceedings proof proper purchase question reason received record recover reference regard rendered reversed road rule statute street suit Syllabus taken term tion town trial trustees verdict void witness
Page 346 - ... when the party by his own contract creates a duty or charge upon himself, he is bound to make it good, if he may, notwithstanding any accident by inevitable necessity, because he might have provided against it by his contract.
Page 34 - I take the effect of repealing a statute to be, to obliterate it as completely from the records of the Parliament as if it had never passed; and it must be considered as a law that never existed, except for the purpose of those actions which were commenced, prosecuted, and concluded, whilst it was an existing law.
Page 333 - It is a general and well settled principle that the assignee of a chose in action takes it subject to...
Page 352 - The principle seems to us to be that, in contracts in which the performance depends on the continued existence of a given person or thing, a condition is implied that the impossibility of performance arising from the perishing of the person or thing shall excuse the per formance.
Page 224 - The corporate authorities of counties, townships, school districts, cities, towns, and villages may be vested with power to assess and collect taxes for corporate purposes...
Page 179 - Lastly, it is generally true, that an infant can make no other contract that will bind' him; yet he may bind himself to pay for his necessary meat, drink, apparel, physic, and such other necessaries; and likewise for his good teaching and instruction whereby he may profit himself afterwards, (e) And thus much at present, for the privileges and disabilities of infants.
Page 441 - ... special assessment, a charge upon the property assessed therefor, for the full period of five years from the confirmation of the original assessment and for such longer period as may be required to collect, in due course of law, any new assessment ordered within that period.
Page 531 - ... he who bargains in a matter of advantage with a person placing a confidence in him, is bound to show that a reasonable use has been made of that confidence, a rule applying equally to all persons standing in confidential relations with each other.