Grand Lodge Knights Of Pythias Of Ga. v. Reswell

CourtSupreme Court of Georgia
Writing for the CourtROAN, J
Citation58 S.E. 163,128 Ga. 775
Decision Date19 July 1907
PartiesGRAND LODGE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS OF GEORGIA. v. RESWELL et al.

58 S.E. 163
(128 Ga. 775)

GRAND LODGE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS OF GEORGIA.
v.
RESWELL et al.

Supreme Court of Georgia.

July 19, 1907.


1. P a k t I k s—Amendment—Operation and Effect.

When an equitable petition was filed by certain members and officers of a fraternal order not incorporated in this state, on behalf of themselves and other members, and on demurrer raising, among other points, the point of want of proper parties, and that it appeared that the Supreme Lodge of the order was a corporation of the District of Columbia and was not made a party, an amendment was presented for the purpose of making it a party, adding other allegations, and by order of the court the amendment was allowed, the Supreme Lodge was made a party, and the case was directed to proceed on behalf of both it and the original plaintiffs, to which order no exception was taken, this operated as an adjudication that there was an action pending with sufficient parties to authorize amendment, and that the party added was a proper party.

2. Injunctions—Preliminary Injunction-Grounds—Corporations—Infringement of Name.

Inasmuch as some of the plaintiffs are members and officers of an unincorporated fraternal association of this state, and proceeding by equitable petition filed by themselves and others of the class, and another plaintiff is the Supreme Lodge of the organization incorporated in the District of Columbia, and the defendants have been operating and are seeking to be incorporated in this state under a name which is claimed to be an infringement of the name of the plaintiff's association, and the question is involved whether and how far the plaintiff, which is a foreign corporation, might be affected by the state's granting a charter to the defendants as a domestic corporation in the name and for the purpose asked, and also whether there is a fraudulent purpose or design to so infringe, under all the evidence the presiding judge should have enjoined the defendants from obtaining the charter applied for, so as to preserve the status in respect thereto until, on final jury trial, all of the questions of law and fact can be fully adjudicated.

[Ed. Note.—For cases in point, see Cent. Dig. vol. 27, Injunction, §§ 304-306.]

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  • Charles Creswill v. Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of Georgia, No. 235
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • 10 Junio 1912
    ...was allowed 'to stand until the final trial or further order of court, leaving open all the other questions for future determination.' 128 Ga. 775, 58 S. E. 163. There followed a hearing of the case before the court and a jury, and evidence, both oral and documentary, was introduced. The ev......
  • Creswill v. Grand Lodge K. P.Of Ga. Supreme Court Of Ga.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • 21 Febrero 1910
    ...to this court. The judgment of the court below was by this court affirmed with direction. Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias v. Creswill, 128 Ga. 775, 58 S. E. 163. By reference to this decision it will be seen that all questions of law or fact on the final trial of the case, except as therein ......
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  • Charles Creswill v. Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias of Georgia, No. 235
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • 10 Junio 1912
    ...was allowed 'to stand until the final trial or further order of court, leaving open all the other questions for future determination.' 128 Ga. 775, 58 S. E. 163. There followed a hearing of the case before the court and a jury, and evidence, both oral and documentary, was introduced. The ev......
  • Creswill v. Grand Lodge K. P.Of Ga. Supreme Court Of Ga.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • 21 Febrero 1910
    ...to this court. The judgment of the court below was by this court affirmed with direction. Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias v. Creswill, 128 Ga. 775, 58 S. E. 163. By reference to this decision it will be seen that all questions of law or fact on the final trial of the case, except as therein ......

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