Engineering Law, Volume 1
Myron C. Clark Publishing Company, 1910
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Page 153 - Every agreement, promise or undertaking is void, unless it or some note or memorandum thereof be in writing, and subscribed by the party to be charged therewith, or by his lawful agent, if such agreement, promise or undertaking; 1. By its terms is not to be performed within one year from the making thereof or the performance of which is not to be completed before the end of a lifetime ; 2.
Page 243 - ... absolutely null and void, unless they are freely made and executed in the presence of at least two attesting witnesses, after the allowance of such a claim, the ascertainment of the amount due, and the issuing of a warrant for the payment thereof.
Page 206 - But every one has a right to select and determine with whom he will contract, and cannot have another person thrust upon him without his consent. In the familiar phrase of Lord Denman, '• you have the right to the benefit you anticipate from the character, credit, and substance of the party with whom you contract.
Page 446 - ... such as may fairly and reasonably be considered either arising naturally, ie according to the usual course of things from such breach of contract itself, or such as may reasonably be supposed to have been in the contemplation of both parties at the time they made the contract, as the probable result of the breach of it.
Page 256 - It must not be forgotten that you are not to extend arbitrarily those rules which say that a given contract is void as being against public policy, because if there is one thing which more than another public policy requires it is that men of full age and competent understanding shall have the utmost liberty of contracting, and that their contracts, when entered into freely and voluntarily, shall be held sacred, and shall be enforced by courts of justice.
Page 471 - Appeal from order of the General Term of the Supreme Court in the third judicial department...
Page 153 - No action shall be brought whereby to charge any executor or administrator, upon any special promise, to answer damages out of his own estate; or whereby to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person...
Page 497 - ... feelings of the moment ; and that the people of the United States, in adopting that instrument, have manifested a determination to shield themselves and their property from the effects of those sudden and strong passions to which men are exposed. The restrictions on the legislative power of the States are obviously founded in this sentiment ; and the Constitution of the United States contains what may be deemed a bill of rights for the people of each State.
Page 290 - ... the law operating on the act of the parties creates the duty, establishes a privity, and implies the promise and obligation on which the action is founded.
Page 160 - No contract for the sale of any goods, wares or merchandise, for thirty dollars or more, shall be valid, unless the purchaser accepts and receives part of the goods, or gives something in earnest to bind the bargain, or in part payment thereof...