74 N.Y. 382, Baird v. City of New York

Citation:74 N.Y. 382
Party Name:JOHN BAIRD, Respondent, v. THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND COMMONALTY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Appellant.
Case Date:September 17, 1878
Court:New York Court of Appeals

Page 382

74 N.Y. 382

JOHN BAIRD, Respondent,

v.

THE MAYOR, ALDERMEN AND COMMONALTY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Appellant.

New York Court of Appeal

September 17, 1878

Argued Jun. 18, 1878.

Page 383

COUNSEL

F. N. Bangs, for appellant. An order of reference may be superseded or vacated after it has been acted upon and

Page 384

during or after a trial. ( Livermore v. Bainbridge, 44 How. Pr., 359; Brink v. Ins. Co., 2 T. & C., 550; Levy v. B'klyn F. Ins. Co., 25 Wend., 687; Stebbins v. Brown, 65 Barb., 272; 52 Id., 637.)Defendant was not barred by what it had done or acquiesced in from complaining by motion of the illegality of the order of reference. (2 T. & C., 550; Barker v. White, 58 N.Y. 204; 57 Id., 174; 3 Daley, 108; 9 Abb., 1; Code, § 266.) Defendant should have been restored upon the facts presented to the enjoyment of its constitutional right of trial by jury. ( In re N.Y. C., etc., R. R. Co., 64 N.Y. 63.) The relations between the referee and plaintiff, and the persons who stood behind him, disqualified him from acting. ( Conkey v. Bond, 36 N.Y. 430; 65 Barb., 272; Edwards v. Russell, 21 Wend., 64; Foot v. Morgan, 1 Hill, 654; Oakley v. Aspinwall, 3 N.Y. , 547; Stuart v. M. and F. Bk., 19 J. R., 501; Wash. Ins. Co. v. Price, 1 Hopk., 1.)

James Emott, for respondent. The referee was not disqualified from acting. ( Stebbins v. Brown, 65 Barb., 272; Place v. Butternuts Co., 26 How. Pr., 601; Jewett v. Albany City Bk., Clarke's Ch. [ 2d ed.], 291.) The decision of the Supreme Court was not reviewable here. ( Gray v. Fisk, 53 N.Y. 630; Livermore v. Bainbridge, 56 Id., 72.) The application to vacate the order of reference presented simply a question of jurisdiction. ( Kain v. Delano, 11 Abb. [ N. S.], 29; Welsh v. Darragh, 52 N.Y. 590; Staples v. Fairchild, 3 Id., 46; Skinnior v. Kelley, 18 Id., 355; B. and S. L. R. R. Co. v. Suprs., 48 Id., 93.) Defendant having accepted the order of reference by submitting to it without appeal, and having proceeded with the trial for nearly three years, will be deemed to have waived all objections and is estopped from setting any up. ( Ubsdell v. Root, 1 Hilt., 173; Renouil v. Harris, 2 Sandf., 641; Quinn v. Lloyd, 7 Robt., 157; Van Hook v. Whitlock, 26 Wend., 43; Sherman v. McKeon, 38 N.Y. 266; Lee v. Tillotson, 24 Wend., 337; Van Hook v....

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  • 137 F. 284 (N.D.N.Y. 1905), Groton Bridge & Manufacturing Co. v. American Bridge Co.
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Courts of Appeals Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • 6 de Maio de 1905
    ...O. & L.C.R.R. Co. v. V. & C.R.R. Co., 63 N.Y. 176; Wilkinson v. Insurance Co., 72 N.Y. 499 (28 Am.Rep. 166); Baird v. Mayor, etc., 74 N.Y. 382; Hilton v. Fonda, 86 N.Y. 339; Steen v. Insurance Co., 89 N.Y. 315 (42 Am.Rep. 297); In re Cooper, 93 N.Y. 507; Stedeker v. Bernard, Id. 589......
  • 103 N.W. 410 (N.D. 1905), Avery Manufacturing Company v. Crumb
    • United States
    • North Dakota Supreme Court of North Dakota
    • 23 de Janeiro de 1905
    ...38 N.W. 762; St. Paul Distilling Co. v. Pratt, 47 N.W. 789; Peterson v. Ruhnke, 48 N.W. 786; State v. Craig, 12 N.W. 301; Baird v. Mayor, 74 N.Y. 382. Appellant asserts that the judgment is indefinite and uncertain, not warranted by the findings or the evidence, and that the findings are no......
  • 69 N.W. 405 (Neb. 1896), 6864, Moline, Milburn & Stoddard Co. v. Walter A. Wood Mowing & Reaping Machine Co.
    • United States
    • Nebraska Supreme Court of Nebraska
    • 16 de Dezembro de 1896
    ...questions to the referee, is estopped from denying the authority of the referee to pass upon those questions. (Baird v. City of New York, 74 N.Y. 382; Quinn v. Lloyd, 7 Rob. [N.Y.] 157; Porter v. Parmly, 6 J. & S. [N.Y.] 490; McShane v. Gray, 13 Iowa 504; Hewitt v. Egbert, 34 Iowa 485; ......
  • 157 N.Y. 213, Sanger v. French
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 22 de Novembro de 1898
    ...v. Valiente, 42 N.Y. 549-564; Lindley on Part. 492; Greason v. Keteltas, 17 N.Y. 491; Lewis v. Mott, 36 N.Y. 395; Baird v. Mayor, etc., 74 N.Y. 382.) The plaintiff was not compelled to bring an action for or to demand a dissolution of the partnership. ( Traphagen v. Burt, 67 N.Y. 30, 36; 17......
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  • 137 F. 284 (N.D.N.Y. 1905), Groton Bridge & Manufacturing Co. v. American Bridge Co.
    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States Courts of Appeals Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • 6 de Maio de 1905
    ...O. & L.C.R.R. Co. v. V. & C.R.R. Co., 63 N.Y. 176; Wilkinson v. Insurance Co., 72 N.Y. 499 (28 Am.Rep. 166); Baird v. Mayor, etc., 74 N.Y. 382; Hilton v. Fonda, 86 N.Y. 339; Steen v. Insurance Co., 89 N.Y. 315 (42 Am.Rep. 297); In re Cooper, 93 N.Y. 507; Stedeker v. Bernard, Id. 589......
  • 103 N.W. 410 (N.D. 1905), Avery Manufacturing Company v. Crumb
    • United States
    • North Dakota Supreme Court of North Dakota
    • 23 de Janeiro de 1905
    ...38 N.W. 762; St. Paul Distilling Co. v. Pratt, 47 N.W. 789; Peterson v. Ruhnke, 48 N.W. 786; State v. Craig, 12 N.W. 301; Baird v. Mayor, 74 N.Y. 382. Appellant asserts that the judgment is indefinite and uncertain, not warranted by the findings or the evidence, and that the findings are no......
  • 69 N.W. 405 (Neb. 1896), 6864, Moline, Milburn & Stoddard Co. v. Walter A. Wood Mowing & Reaping Machine Co.
    • United States
    • Nebraska Supreme Court of Nebraska
    • 16 de Dezembro de 1896
    ...questions to the referee, is estopped from denying the authority of the referee to pass upon those questions. (Baird v. City of New York, 74 N.Y. 382; Quinn v. Lloyd, 7 Rob. [N.Y.] 157; Porter v. Parmly, 6 J. & S. [N.Y.] 490; McShane v. Gray, 13 Iowa 504; Hewitt v. Egbert, 34 Iowa 485; ......
  • 157 N.Y. 213, Sanger v. French
    • United States
    • New York New York Court of Appeals
    • 22 de Novembro de 1898
    ...v. Valiente, 42 N.Y. 549-564; Lindley on Part. 492; Greason v. Keteltas, 17 N.Y. 491; Lewis v. Mott, 36 N.Y. 395; Baird v. Mayor, etc., 74 N.Y. 382.) The plaintiff was not compelled to bring an action for or to demand a dissolution of the partnership. ( Traphagen v. Burt, 67 N.Y. 30, 36; 17......
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