A Selection of Cases on the Law of Contracts, Volume 2

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Baker, Voorhis, 1898 - Contracts - 1830 pages

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Page 1751 - ... 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 1161 - Where a covenant goes only to part of the consideration on both sides, and a breach of such covenant may be paid for in damages, it is an independent covenant, and an action may be maintained for a breach of the covenant on the part of the defendant, without averring performance in the declaration.
Page 1312 - ... reserving leave to the defendant to move to enter a nonsuit if the Court should be of opinion that the refusal by the plaintiffs to pay for the iron delivered amounted to an abandonment of the contract.
Page 1185 - ... in the absence of any express or implied warranty that the thing shall exist, the contract is not to be construed as a positive contract, but as subject to an implied condition that the parties shall be excused in case, before breach, performance becomes impossible from the perishing of the thing without default of the contractor.
Page 1172 - Martin, supra, we decided that, "if a day be appointed for payment of money, or part of it, or for doing any other act, and the day is to happen, or may happen, before the thing which is the consideration of the money, or other act, ST is to be performed, an action may be brought for the money, or for not doing such other act before performance; for it appears that the party relied upon his remedy, and did not intend to make the performance a condition precedent...
Page 1288 - ... he keeps the contract alive for the benefit of the other party as well as his own. He remains subject to all his own obligations and liabilities under it, and enables the other party not only to complete the contract, if so advised, notwithstanding his previous repudiation of it, but also to take advantage of any supervening circumstances which would justify him in declining to complete it.
Page 1440 - That upon all debts or sums certain payable at a certain time, or otherwise, the jury, on the trial of any issue, or on any inquisition of damages, may, if they shall think fit, allow interest to the creditor, at a rate not exceeding the current rate of interest from the time when such debts or sums certain were payable, if such debts or sums be payable by virtue of some written instrument, at a certain time...
Page 1513 - Suppose A owes B 100, and B owes C 100, and the three meet, and it is agreed between them that A shall pay C the 100, B's debt is extinguished, and C may recover that sum against A.
Page 1064 - And for the above services to be done and performed by the party of the second part the party of the first part agrees to pay the party of the second part...
Page 1434 - Term, the following appeared to be the facts of the case: The plaintiff...

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