Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Volume 5

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Page 523 - The rule of law is clear, that where one by his words or conduct wilfully causes another to believe the existence of a certain state of things, and induces him to act on that belief so as to alter his own previous position, the former is concluded from averring against the latter a different state of things as existing at the same time.
Page 36 - That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to annul, destroy, or impair any lawful rights of married women, or minors, or any liens, mortgages, or other securities on property, real or personal, which may be valid by the laws of the States respectively, and which are not inconsistent with the provisions of the second and fifth sections of this act.
Page 395 - All must perceive that a tax on the sale of an article, imported only for sale, is a tax on the article itself.
Page 391 - The question, whether a law be void for its repugnancy to the constitution, is, at all times, a question of much delicacy, which ought seldom, if ever, to be decided in the affirmative in a doubtful case.
Page 391 - But it is not on slight implication and vague conjecture that the legislature is to be pronounced to have transcended its powers, and its acts to be considered as void. The opposition between the constitution and the law should be such that the judge feels a clear and strong conviction of their incompatibility with each other.
Page 300 - Upon the dissolution of the community by the death of the wife, the entire common property shall, without administration, go to the surviving husband.
Page 37 - Whenever it may be deemed for the benefit of the estate of a bankrupt to redeem and discharge any mortgage or other pledge, or deposit or lien, upon any property...
Page 42 - ... for debts due by such bankrupt to the United States, and for all debts due by him to persons who by the laws of the United States, have a preference, in consequence of having paid moneys as his sureties, which shall be first paid out of the assets...
Page 45 - States; and such discharge and certificate, when duly granted, shall in all courts of justice be deemed a full and complete discharge of all debts, contracts and other engagements of such bankrupt which are provable under this act...
Page 174 - Johns., 536, it was said by the court that "after a dissolution of the partnership, the power of one party to bind the others wholly ceases. There is no reason why his acknowledgment of an account should bind his copartners any more than his giving a promissory note in the name of the firm, or any other act.

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