138 N.Y. 76, Livingston v. Metropolitan El. Ry. Co.

Citation:138 N.Y. 76
Party Name:SILVIA LIVINGSTON, Respondent, v. THE METROPOLITAN ELEVATED RAILWAY CO. et al., Appellants. JULIA LIVINGSTON, Respondent, v. THE SAME, Appellants. MORGAN L. LIVINGSTON et al., Respondents, v. THE SAME, Appellants.
Case Date:April 11, 1893
Court:New York Court of Appeals

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138 N.Y. 76

SILVIA LIVINGSTON, Respondent,

v.

THE METROPOLITAN ELEVATED RAILWAY CO. et al., Appellants. JULIA LIVINGSTON, Respondent,

v.

THE SAME, Appellants. MORGAN L. LIVINGSTON et al., Respondents,

v.

THE SAME, Appellants.

New York Court of Appeal

April 11, 1893

Argued March 17, 1893.

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COUNSEL

Brainard Tolles for appellants. The referee erred in refusing to recognize that the question before him was purely one of consequential damages, in refusing to rule that benefits were to be considered upon the question of consequential damages and in refusing to find benefits when the same were proven without contradiction. ( Wiener v. N.Y. E. R. R. Co., 42 N.Y. S. R. 785; Odell v. N.Y. E. R. Co., 130 N.Y. 690; Gray v. M. R. Co., 35 N.Y. S. R. 32; Purdy v. M. E. R. Co., 36 id. 43; Sillcocks v. N.Y. E. R. Co., 19 N.Y.S. 476; Sutro v. M. E. R. Co., 127 N.Y. 592; Sperb v. M. E. R. Co., Id . 155; Sloane v. N.Y. E. R. Co., Id . 595; Cohn v. M. E. R. Co., 49 N.Y. S. R. 339; Bohm v. M. E. R. Co., 129 N.Y. 576.)

George L. Rives for respondent. There was no error in admitting evidence of values. (Roberts Case, 128 N.Y. 455; Golden v. E. R. R. Co., 48 N.Y. S. R. 725; Kernochan Case, 128 N.Y. 559; Mortimer Case, 129 id. 81.) There was no error in the rulings upon evidence. (Kane Case, 125 N.Y. 164; Bischoff v. N.Y. E. R. Co., 46 N.Y. S. R. 863; Slocovich v. O. M. Ins. Co., 108 N.Y. 56.) The referee properly refused to dismiss the complaint. (128 N.Y. 559; 129 id. 76.) The sums awarded in avoidance of an injunction did not include anything more than the value of the easements of light, air and access taken by the defendants, and their value was ascertained on correct principles. ( Sperb v. E. R. R. Co., 32 N. E. Rep. 1050.) The referee did not refuse to take into consideration any benefits to the premises

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resulting from the presence of the road in West Broadway. ( Bischoff v. N.Y. E. R. Co., 46 N.Y. S. R. 863; Betjeman v. N.Y. E. R. Co., 48 id. 721; Slater v. E. R. R. Co., Id . 721.)

Per Curiam.

The referee in these cases was requested to find that the easements, if any, appurtenant to said lots of land and taken for the said railway uses, aside from any damage to said land from the taking, have in themselves only a nominal value. This finding he refused to make. He was also...

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    • United States
    • Wyoming Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • 26 Junio 1906
    ...Bk., 2 S.D. 538, 51 N.W. 337; State v. Patton, 35 N.C. 421; Atwood v. Welton, 57 Conn. 514, 18 A. 322; Livingston v. M. E. R. Co., 138 N.Y. 76, 33 N.E. 732; Graves v. Campbell, [15 Wyo. 68] 74 Tex. 576; Blindbental v. Street Ry. Co., 34 Mo.App. 463; Carter v. Wakeman, 45 Ore. 427, 78 P. 362......
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    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 25 Abril 1893
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    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 18 Febrero 1896
    ...so conclusively proved by uncontradicted evidence that the refusal to find as requested was error in law. ( Livingston v. M. E. R. Co., 138 N.Y. 76.)While the record shows us a deed from Henry Hughes to the plaintiff, and there is evidence tending to show that at the date thereof the granto......
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  • 86 P. 17 (Wyo. 1906), Clay v. State
    • United States
    • Wyoming Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • 26 Junio 1906
    ...Bk., 2 S.D. 538, 51 N.W. 337; State v. Patton, 35 N.C. 421; Atwood v. Welton, 57 Conn. 514, 18 A. 322; Livingston v. M. E. R. Co., 138 N.Y. 76, 33 N.E. 732; Graves v. Campbell, [15 Wyo. 68] 74 Tex. 576; Blindbental v. Street Ry. Co., 34 Mo.App. 463; Carter v. Wakeman, 45 Ore. 427, 78 P. 362......
  • 150 N.Y. 126, Denton v. Ontario County Nat. Bank
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 6 Octubre 1896
    ...and the refusal was error. ( Ackerman v. Hun, Page 129 sicker, 85 N.Y. 43; McPherson v. Rollins, 107 N.Y. 316; Livingston v. M. E. R. Co., 138 N.Y. 76; Edwards v. Woodruff, 90 N.Y. 396; Ostrander v. Hart, 130 N.Y. 413.)The decree was inequitable and unjust, and was not even in accordance wi......
  • 138 N.Y. 173, Adler v. Metropolitan Elev. R. Co.
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 25 Abril 1893
    ...id. 703; Sutro v. M. E. R. Co., Id . 701; Sloane v. N.Y. E. R. Co., Id . 705; Sperb v. M. E. R. Co., Id . 664; Livingston v. M. E. R. Co., 138 N.Y. 76.) The trial judge Page 175 erred in requiring defendants to shave off the easterly wall of their Eighth street station so as to bring it wit......
  • 148 N.Y. 507, Koehler v. Hughes
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 18 Febrero 1896
    ...so conclusively proved by uncontradicted evidence that the refusal to find as requested was error in law. ( Livingston v. M. E. R. Co., 138 N.Y. 76.)While the record shows us a deed from Henry Hughes to the plaintiff, and there is evidence tending to show that at the date thereof the granto......
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