The Code of Law for the District of Columbia: Enacted March 3, 1901 ; Amended by the Acts Approved January 31 and June 30, 1902, and Amended by Further Acts of Congress to and Including March 4, 1911
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1911 - 544 pages
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Page 363 - A negotiable promissory note within the meaning of this, act is an unconditional promise in writing made by one person to another signed by the maker engaging to pay on demand, or at a fixed or determined future time, a sum certain- in money to order, or to bearer.
Page 413 - ... in any case where the violation by such common carrier of any statute enacted for the safety of employees contributed to the injury or death of such employee.
Page 432 - includes a corporation or partnership or two or more persons having a joint or common interest. To " purchase " includes to take as mortgagee or as pledgee.
Page 346 - To constitute notice of an infirmity in the instrument or defect in the title of the person negotiating the same, the person to whom it is negotiated must have had actual knowledge of the infirmity or defect, or knowledge of such facts that his action in taking the instrument amounted to bad faith.
Page 413 - ... the fact that the employee may have been guilty of contributory negligence shall not bar a recovery, but the damages shall be diminished by the jury in proportion to the amount of negligence attributable to such employee...
Page 348 - That the instrument is genuine and in all respects what it purports to be; 2. That he has a good title to it; 3. That all prior parties had capacity to contract; 4. That he has no knowledge of any fact which would impair the validity of the instrument or render it valueless.
Page 356 - Where a negotiable instrument is materially altered without the assent of all parties liable thereon, it is avoided except as against a party who has himself made, authorized or assented to the alteration and subsequent indorsers.
Page 343 - An accommodation party is one who has signed the instrument as maker, drawer, acceptor or indorser, without receiving value therefor, and for the purpose of lending his name to some other person. Such a person is liable on the instrument to a holder for value, notwithstanding such holder at the time of taking the instrument knew him to be only an accommodation party.
Page 413 - That in any action brought against any such common carrier under or by virtue of any of the provisions of this act, such common carrier may set off therein any sum it has contributed or paid to any insurance, relief benefit, or indemnity that may have been paid to the injured employee or the person entitled thereto on account of the injury or death for which said action was brought.