42 N.Y. 71, Kelly v. Downing

Citation:42 N.Y. 71
Party Name:JOHN KELLY, late Sheriff, & c., Appellant, v. GEORGE R. DOWNING and others, Respondents.
Case Date:March 17, 1870
Court:New York Court of Appeals

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42 N.Y. 71

JOHN KELLY, late Sheriff, & c., Appellant,

v.

GEORGE R. DOWNING and others, Respondents.

New York Court of Appeal

March 17, 1870

Argued Jan. 10, 1870.

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COUNSEL

John J. Townsend, for the appellant, cited Cutter v. Wright (22 N.Y. 472); Whitney v. Whitney (49 Barb., 323); Emory v. Pease (20 N.Y. 62); Denman v. Prince (40 Barb., 219); Lowery v. Steward (25 N.Y. 239); Pothier Obligations, part 3, ch. 2, art. 6; Durdon v. Gaskell (2 Yeates, 268); Fleming v. Alter (7 S. & R., 295); Higdon v. Thomas (1Har. & Gill., 139);

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Arnold v. Lyman (17 Mass., 400); Mason v. Waite (17 Mass., 563); Mosher v. Hubbard (13 J. R., 512); Allen v. McKeen (1 Sumner, 37); Heard v. Bradford (4 Mass., 326); Hall v. Marston (17 Mass., 579); Weston v. Barker (12 J. R., 280); Nelson v. Bligh (1 J. Cas., 208); Wiggin v. Toss (4 N. H., 294); City Council v. Lange (1 Rep. Con. Ct., 454); cited 1 U.S. Digest, 296; Colgrove v. Fillmore (Aik., 347); Harris v. Stevens (7 N. H., 459); Stanton v. Thomas (24 Wend., 70); Hawley v. Sage (16 Conn., 52); Wright v. Wright (2 Harrington, 350); Scott v. Williamson (24 Maine, 343); Salter v. Cain (7 Ala., 478); Honston v. Frazier (8 Ala., 81); Williams v. Fullerton (20 Vt., 346); Parker v. Urie (21 Penn., 305); Stover v. Zimmerman (Id., 394); Eisenbrise v. Eisenbrise (4 Watts, 134).

John H. Reynolds, for the respondents, cited Schieb v. Baldwin (13 Abb. Pr. R., 469); Scott v. Porcher (3 Merivale, 651); Williams v. Everett (14 East, 596); Yates v. Bell (3 Barn. & Ald., 643); Grant v. Austin (3 Price, 58); Paige v. Broome (4 Russell, 7); Cary v. Curtis (3 How. U.S. 247).

EARL, Ch. J.

The plaintiff, as sheriff, having attached the note mentioned in the complaint, became the legal holder of the same, and he had the right to take all appropriate legal proceedings at law or in equity to collect or enforce payment of the same. (Code, § 232.) In this case, he commenced an equitable action against the defendants, alleging that the defendant Bailey had placed in the hands of the other defendants a sufficient amount of money expressly to pay this note, and Bailey was properly made a party as having an interest in the fund which the plaintiff sought to reach. The action was an appropriate one, if the allegations in...

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  • 213 N.Y. 416, Reich v. Cochran
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 12 Enero 1915
    ...The complaint does not state any cause of action. (Loeb v. Supreme Lodge, 198 N.Y. 180; Bradley v. Aldrich, 40 N.Y. 504; Kelly v. Downing, 42 N.Y. 71; Perrin v. Smith, 135 A.D. 131; Wetmore v. Porter, 92 N.Y. 76; Corrigan v. C. I. Jockey Club, 51 N.Y. S. R. 59.) MILLER, J. It is undoubtedly......
  • 156 N.Y. 451, Coatsworth v. Lehigh Val. Ry. Co.
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 4 Octubre 1898
    ...alone is asked for, the complaint cannot be sustained for legal redress upon demurrer. ( Swart v. Boughton, 35 Hun, 281; Kelly v. Downing, 42 N.Y. 71; Vogt M. & C. L. Co. v. Oettinger, 88 Hun, 83, 85; Edson v. Girvan, 29 Hun, 422, 425; Langdon v. N.Y. L. E. & W. R. R. Co., 58 Hun, 1......
  • 155 N.W. 652 (N.D. 1915), The Thomas Manufacturing Company, a Corp. v. Erlandson
    • United States
    • North Dakota Supreme Court of North Dakota
    • 26 Noviembre 1915
    ...permission to demur. In Cashman v. Reynolds, 56 Hun 333, 9 N.Y.S. 614, it is held otherwise. To the same effect is Kelly v. Downing, 42 N.Y. 71; Newton v. White, 42 Iowa 608; and we fully agree with the decisions therein announced. The defendants were, therefore, in default at the time the ......
  • 273 A.D. 72, Nelson v. Schrank
    • United States
    • New York New York Supreme Court Appelate Division Second Department
    • 29 Diciembre 1947
    ...prayer for relief that would lead' this defendant to infer that a judgment at law would or could be taken against her. (Kelly v. Downing, 42 N.Y. 71, 78.) Therefore, it may not be inferred that defendant waived her right to a jury trial by her failure Page 74 to move for settlement of issue......
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  • 213 N.Y. 416, Reich v. Cochran
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 12 Enero 1915
    ...The complaint does not state any cause of action. (Loeb v. Supreme Lodge, 198 N.Y. 180; Bradley v. Aldrich, 40 N.Y. 504; Kelly v. Downing, 42 N.Y. 71; Perrin v. Smith, 135 A.D. 131; Wetmore v. Porter, 92 N.Y. 76; Corrigan v. C. I. Jockey Club, 51 N.Y. S. R. 59.) MILLER, J. It is undoubtedly......
  • 156 N.Y. 451, Coatsworth v. Lehigh Val. Ry. Co.
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 4 Octubre 1898
    ...alone is asked for, the complaint cannot be sustained for legal redress upon demurrer. ( Swart v. Boughton, 35 Hun, 281; Kelly v. Downing, 42 N.Y. 71; Vogt M. & C. L. Co. v. Oettinger, 88 Hun, 83, 85; Edson v. Girvan, 29 Hun, 422, 425; Langdon v. N.Y. L. E. & W. R. R. Co., 58 Hun, 1......
  • 155 N.W. 652 (N.D. 1915), The Thomas Manufacturing Company, a Corp. v. Erlandson
    • United States
    • North Dakota Supreme Court of North Dakota
    • 26 Noviembre 1915
    ...permission to demur. In Cashman v. Reynolds, 56 Hun 333, 9 N.Y.S. 614, it is held otherwise. To the same effect is Kelly v. Downing, 42 N.Y. 71; Newton v. White, 42 Iowa 608; and we fully agree with the decisions therein announced. The defendants were, therefore, in default at the time the ......
  • 273 A.D. 72, Nelson v. Schrank
    • United States
    • New York New York Supreme Court Appelate Division Second Department
    • 29 Diciembre 1947
    ...prayer for relief that would lead' this defendant to infer that a judgment at law would or could be taken against her. (Kelly v. Downing, 42 N.Y. 71, 78.) Therefore, it may not be inferred that defendant waived her right to a jury trial by her failure Page 74 to move for settlement of issue......
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