Commentaries on Equity Pleadings, and the Incidents Thereof: According to the Practice of the Courts of Equity, of England and America

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C.C. Little & J. Brown, 1844 - 923 páginas

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Página 839 - Every defendant may swear to his answer before any justice or judge of any court of the United States, or before any commissioner appointed by any circuit court to take testimony or depositions, or before any master in chancery appointed by any circuit court, or before any judge of any court of a State or Territory, or before any notary public.
Página 54 - Every bill shall contain the signature of counsel annexed to it, which shall be considered as an affirmation on his part that, upon the instructions given to him, and the case laid before him. there is good ground for the suit, in the manner in which it is framed.
Página 855 - If the plaintiff so obtaining any order to amend his bill after answer or plea or demurrer, or after replication, shall not file his amendments or amended bill, as the case may require, in the clerk's office, on or before the next succeeding rule day, he shall be considered to have abandoned the same, and the cause shall proceed as if no application for any amendment had been made.
Página 422 - ... in time after the decree, and not any new proof which might have been used when the decree was made: nevertheless, upon new proof, that is come to light after the decree made, and could not possibly have been used at the time when the decree passed, a bill of review may be grounded by the special license of the court, and not otherwise.
Página 172 - In all cases where it shall appear to the court that persons, who might otherwise be deemed necessary or proper parties to the suit, cannot be made parties by reason of their being out of the jurisdiction of the court, or incapable otherwise of being made parties, or because their joinder would oust the jurisdiction of the court as to the VOL.
Página 791 - The note at the foot of the bill, specifying the interrogatories which each defendant is required to answer, shall be considered and treated as part of the bill, and the addition of any such note to the bill, or any alteration in or addition to such note after the bill is filed, shall be considered and treated as an amendment of the bill. 43. Instead of the words of the bill now in use, preceding the interrogating part thereof, and beginning with the words "To the end, therefore...
Página 199 - ... devisee or devisees of such debtor, shall be liable to all the same suits in equity at the suit of any of the creditors of such debtor, whether creditors by simple contract or by specialty, as...
Página 160 - I think it the duty of this court to adapt its practice and course of proceeding to the existing state of society, and not by too strict an adherence to forms and rules, established under different circumstances, to decline to administer justice and to enforce rights for which there is no other remedy. This has always been the principle of this court, though not at all times sufficiently attended to.
Página 346 - The right of a plaintiff in equity to the benefit of the defendant's oath, is limited to a discovery of such material facts as relate to the plaintiff's case, — and does not extend to a discovery of the manner in which the defendant's case is to be established, or to evidence which relates exclusively to his case.
Página 854 - The plaintiff shall be at liberty, as a matter of course, and without payment of costs, to amend his bill, in any matters whatsoever, before any copy has been taken out of the clerk's office, and in any small matters afterwards, such as...

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