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" If the act is in itself immoral, or a violation of the general laws of public policy, there, the, party paying shall not have this action ; for where both parties are equally criminal against such general laws, the rule is, potior est conditio defendentis. "
Cases in Quasi Contract: Selected from Decisions of English and American Courts - Page 558
by Edward Sampson Thurston - 1916 - 622 pages
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Cases on Private Corporations

George Folger Canfield - Corporation law - 1913 - 1026 pages
...itself void and will not maintain an action." Lord Mansfield, in Smith v. Bromley (Douglas 696), says: "If the act is in itself immoral, or a violation of the general laws of public policy, then the party paying shall not have this action." In Tracy v. Talmage (supra 217), Judge Comstock...
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Cases on Private Corporations

George Folger Canfield, Isaac Maurice Wormser - Corporation law - 1925 - 960 pages
...itself void and will not maintain an action." Lord Mansfield, in Smith v. Bromley (Douglas 696), says: "If the act is in itself immoral, or a violation of the general laws of public policy, then the party paying shall not have this action." In Tracy v. Talmage (supra 217), Judge Comstock...
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Cases Determined in the St. Louis and the Kansas City Courts of ..., Volume 121

Missouri. Courts of Appeals - Law reports, digests, etc - 1907 - 826 pages
...the provision. Rothwell v. Gibson. In a note to Smith v. Bromley, Doug., 697, Lord MANSFIELD said: "If the act is in itself immoral, or a violation of...there the party paying shall not have this action. . . . But there are other laws which are calculated for the protection of the subject against oppression,...
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