The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, in Personal Actions, and Ejectment: To which are Added, the Law and Practice of Extents, and the Rules of Court, and Modern Decisions, in the Exchequer of Pleas, Volum 1

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Side 16 - An act requiring compensation for causing death by wrongful act, neglect, or default. Passed March 25, 1851. Sect. 1. Damages recoverable for causing death. Be it enacted, &c., That whenever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default; and the act, neglect or default is such as would (if death had not ensued) have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages, in respect thereof...
Side 14 - Every such action shall be for the benefit of the wife, husband, parent, and child, of the person whose death shall have been so caused...
Side 15 - ... provided by law in relation to the distribution of personal property left by persons dying intestate...
Side 452 - Where two parties have made a contract which one of them has broken, the damages which the other party ought to receive in respect of such breach of contract should be 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.
Side 659 - That no action shall be maintained whereby to charge any person upon any promise made, after full age, to pay any debt contracted during infancy, or upon any ratification, after full age...
Side 16 - ... then and in every such case, the person who would have been liable, if death had not ensued, shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to felony.
Side 14 - Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that whensoever the death of a person shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default, and the act, neglect, or default is such as would (if death had not ensued) have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages in respect thereof...
Side 18 - ... actions for penalties, damages, or sums of money given to the party grieved, by any statute now or hereafter to be in force...
Side 16 - That every such action shall be brought by and in the names of the personal representatives of such deceased person, and the amount recovered in every such action shall be for the exclusive benefit of the widow and next of kin of such deceased person...
Side 35 - in actions of debt, or upon the case, grounded upon any simple contract, no acknowledgment or promise by words only shall be deemed sufficient evidence of a new or continuing contract, whereby to take any case out of the operation of the...

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