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" It seems that some degree of trust and confidence must be reposed in the plaintiff, in order to render words reflecting upon his character for integrity actionable. Thus the words of a carpenter, " He has charged Mr. Andrews for forty days' work, and... "
The Attorney's Vade Mecum and Client's Instructor, Treating of Actions ... - Page 225
by John Morgan (Barrister-at-law) - 1787
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Reports of Adjudged Cases in the Courts of Chancery, King's Bench ..., Volume 2

John Strange - Law reports, digests, etc - 1782 - 654 pages
...Andrews for forty "j^ou."^!*. 55. u days work, and received the money for the v/ork, that might pi. 14. " have been done in ten days, and he is a rogue for his pains. " |^?od; ?9S" After verdict for the plaintiff' the judgment was arrefted, the words not being actionable....
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Reports of Adjudged Cases in the Courts of Chancery, King's Bench, Common ...

Great Britain. Courts - Law - 1795 - 784 pages
...actionable. t' days work, and received the money for the work, that might I1R^1'" Abr< SS< " Jiave been done in ten days, and he is a rogue for his pains." 5 Mod. 398. After verdict for the plaintiff the judgment was arrefled, the •words not being actionable...
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A Treatise on the Law of Slander, Libel, Scandalum Magnatum, and False ...

Thomas Starkie - Libel and slander - 1813 - 710 pages
...character for integrity actionable. Thus the words of a carpenter,* "He has charged Mr. Andrews for 4O days' work, and received the money for the work, that might have been done in 10 days, and he is a great rogue for his pains," were, after verdict, held not to be actionable. '•>...
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A Digest of the Laws of England, Volume 1

Sir John Comyns, Anthony Hammond - Electronic books - 1824 - 838 pages
...chancellor. Per two J. 2 Cont. Sal. 696. Mod. Ca. 202, 3. Thou art a bankruptly knave. 1 Rol. 47. 1. 25. (u) Of a carpenter, he has charged A. for forty days work,...received the money for the work that might have been doue m ten days ; and ho is a rogue for his pains. Str. 797. (j) The imputation of having Aad an infectious...
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A Treatise on the Law of Slander, Libel, Scandalum Magnatum, and False ...

Thomas Starkie - Libel and slander - 1826 - 658 pages
...character for integrity actionable. Thus the words of a carpenter,* " He has charged Mr. Andrews for 40 days' work, and received the money for the work, that might have been done in 10 days, and he is a great rogue for his pains," were, after verdict, held not to be actionable. The...
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A Treatise on the Law of Slander and Libel: And Incidentally of ..., Volume 1

Thomas Starkie - Libel and slander - 1830 - 688 pages
...character for integrity actionable. Thus the words of a carpenter (d), " He has charged Mr. Andrews for forty days' work, and received the money for the...that might have been done in ten days, and he is a great rogue for his pains," were, after verdict, held not to be actionable. The distinction seems to...
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A New Abridgment of the Law with Large Additions and Corrections, Volume 9

Matthew Bacon, Sir Henry Gwilliam, Charles Edward Dodd - Law - 1846 - 708 pages
...Ticknell v. Snelling. An action does not lie for publishing these words of a carpenter, He has charged JS for forty days' work, and received the money for the...done in ten days, and he is a rogue for his pains. 2 Stra. 707, Lancaster v. French. ||It must sufficiently appear on the declaration, that the trade...
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The Law of Pleading and Evidence in Civil Actions ..., Volume 2, Part 2

John Simcoe Saunders - Civil procedure - 1851 - 662 pages
...The following words, spoken of a carpenter were held not actionable — viz. : " He has charged Mr. A. for forty days' work, and received the money, for...that might have been done in ten days, and he is a great rogue for his pains" (Lancaster v. French, Stra. 797). To say of a watchmaker, " He is a bungler...
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The Law of Slander and Libel: Including the Practice, Pleading, and Evidence ...

Henry Coleman Folkard - Libel and slander - 1908 - 752 pages
...his character for integrity actionable. Thus the words of a carpenter, " He has charged Mr. Andrews for forty days' work, and received the money for the...that might have been done in ten days, and he is a great rogue for his pains," were, after verdict, held, not actionable (;>). The distinction seems to...
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Lawyers' Reports Annotated, Book 40

Law reports, digests, etc - 1912 - 1320 pages
...must fail. Legg v. Dunleavy, 80 Mo. 558, 50 Am. Rep. 512. To say of a carpenter: "He has charged Mr. A. for forty days' work, and received the money for...done in ten days, and he is a rogue for his pains," is not actionable. Lancaster v. French, 2 Strange, 797. HC Sh. 1912. FEB., gaged unless he acted as...
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