Reports of cases argued and determined in the Supreme court of New Brunswick [1848-66], Volume 5

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Page 142 - 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 38 - A court of equity, which is never active in relief against conscience or public convenience, has always refused its aid to stale demands, where the party has slept upon his rights, and acquiesced for a great length of time. Nothing can call forth this court into activity but conscience, good faith, and reasonable diligence.
Page 620 - If it were once understood, that upon mutual disgust married persons might be legally separated, many couples, who now pass through the world with mutual comfort, with attention to their common offspring and to the moral order of civil society, might have been at this moment living in a state of mutual unkindness, in a state of estrangement from their common offspring, and in a state of the most licentious and unreserved immorality. In this case, as in many others, the happiness of some individuals...
Page 142 - ... if whatever a man's real intention may be he so conducts himself that a reasonable man would take the representation to be true, and believe that it was meant that he should act upon it, and did act upon it as true, the party making the representation would be equally precluded from contesting its truth...
Page 344 - Counsel moved for a nonsuit, on the ground that the plaintiff had not pleaded in bar to, or denied the avowries of the defendants.
Page 614 - After the best consideration that I have been able to give to the subject, I...
Page 419 - Michaelmas term last, obtained a rule nisi for a new trial, on the ground of misdirection, and that the verdict was against evidence. He...
Page 52 - If there is any misrepresentation, or any concealment of a material fact, or any just suspicion of artifice or undue influence, courts of equity will interpose and pronounce the transaction void, and as far as possible restore the parties to their original rights.
Page 116 - But nothing herein contained shall render any person who in any criminal proceeding is charged with the commission of any indictable offence, or any offence punishable on summary conviction, competent or compellable to give evidence for or against himself or herself, or shall render any person compellable to answer any question tending to criminate himself or herself...
Page 81 - I think, therefore, that the rule should be discharged, but as the majority of the Court are of a different opinion, it must be made absolute. The judgment of Quain, J., and Archi" 1, J., was delivered by — ARCHIBALD, J.

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