Morris v. Munroe

CourtSupreme Court of Georgia
Writing for the CourtStephens, J
Citation30 Ga. 630
PartiesMORRIS et al. v. MUNROE.
Decision Date30 June 1860

30 Ga. 630

MORRIS et al. v. MUNROE.

Supreme Court of the State of Georgia

JUNE TERM, 1860.


In Equity, from Lee Superior Court. Decision by Judge Allen, September Term, 1859.

This case having before been up to this Court, a statement of the facts of it will be found, in substance, in the 28th Vol. Supreme Court Rep., p. 597. This Court reversed the decision of the Court below, and on the return of the remittitur, counsel for complainant moved to amend the bill as follows:

Your orator shows that he was induced to enter into said contract or agreement, upon the assurance being given him by the attorney-at-law of said defendants, as well as one Grier, a skillful lawyer, that the deed under which defendant claimed from Rawson Cain was not void, by reason of the fact it was made whilst orator was in the adverse possession of said lot of land, but that the same was a valid and good deed, and was a paramount title for said premises. And your orator further shows, that since the filing of this bill the Supreme Court, at its recent session at Atlanta, in a case pending in said Court, Edward Grisham vs. William C. Webb decided that the common law principle against barratry and selling pretended titles was in force in this State, and had been at all times since our adopting statute, and

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that a deed made by a vendor whilst the premises were in the adverse possession of another was void, and conveyed no title. Your orator says that, having been deceived as to the law controlling his rights in the case, and acting under a mistake as to the law, he submits to your Honor whether it is just or equitable for him to be required to comply with said agreement, the more especially as the defendants would not be injured by its cancellation, but have all the rights they had before said agreement was made.

The Court allowed this amendment to be made, and on the strength of it ordered the former injunction to be retained till the hearing of the cause, and refused defendant's motion to dismiss the bill as amended.

Counsel for defendant excepted thereto, and assigns the same as error.

Lanier & Anderson; McCay & Hawkins, for plaintiffs in error.

Vason & Davis, contra,

By the Court.—Stephens, J., delivering the opinion.

This amendment does not add the slightest equity to the original bill. The very essence of the settlement was the compromise of the rights that depended on the law point, and neither party ought to be allowed to set aside the settlement because he...

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  • City of Rawlins v. Jungquist
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • 21 mars 1908
    ...v. Hodge, 26 Am. Dec., 52; Vosburgh v. Teator, 38 N.Y. 561; Powell v. Jones, 44 Barb., 521; Hunter v. Com'rs., 62 A. 213; Morse v. Monroe, 30 Ga. 630; Frick v. Price, 66 N.W. 834; Oglesby v. Attrill, 105 U.S. 605; Comstock v. U.S. 9 Ct. Cl., 141; Taylor v. Patrick, 4 Ky. 168; Adele v. Prudh......
  • Dodge v. Detroit Trust Co., No. 61.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Michigan
    • 11 février 1942
    ...140 S.W. 1070, Ann.Cas.1913C, 188;Danheiser v. Germania Savings Bank & Trust Co., 137 Tenn. 650, 658, 659, 194 S.W. 1094;Morris v. Munroe, 30 Ga. 630;City Electric Ry. Co. v. Floyd County, 115 Ga. 655, 657, 42 S.E. 45;Hume v. Davison-Paxon Co., 57 Ga.App. 289, 293, 195 S.E. 318;Gilek v. Sto......
  • Branson v. Watkins
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • 1 avril 1895
    ...v. Cade, 55 Ga. 359; Code, § 2882; Watkins v. Watkins, 24 Ga. 402; Byrd v. Byrd, 44 Ga. 258; Smith v. Smith, 36 Ga. 184; Morris v. Munroe. 30 Ga. 630; Spriggs v. Bromblett, 54 Ga. 348; 2 White & T. Lead. Cas. Eq. pt. 2, top p. 1703, notes to Stapliton v. Stapliton; Knox v. Laird. 92 Ga. 123......
  • Collins v. Louisville & Wadley R. Co., No. 35817
    • United States
    • United States Court of Appeals (Georgia)
    • 30 septembre 1955
    ...4 S.E.2d 60; Pesso v. Poulos, 74 Ga.App. 288(1), 39 S.E.2d 702; Hall v. Beavers, 78 Ga.App. 722, 728, 729, 51 S.E.2d 879; Morris v. Munroe, 30 Ga. 630; Littlegreen v. Gardner, 208 Ga. 523(3), 67 S.E.2d 713. In Tyson v. Woodruff, 108 Ga. 368, 372, 33 S.E. 981, 983, the court said: 'The law f......
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  • City of Rawlins v. Jungquist
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • 21 mars 1908
    ...v. Hodge, 26 Am. Dec., 52; Vosburgh v. Teator, 38 N.Y. 561; Powell v. Jones, 44 Barb., 521; Hunter v. Com'rs., 62 A. 213; Morse v. Monroe, 30 Ga. 630; Frick v. Price, 66 N.W. 834; Oglesby v. Attrill, 105 U.S. 605; Comstock v. U.S. 9 Ct. Cl., 141; Taylor v. Patrick, 4 Ky. 168; Adele v. Prudh......
  • Dodge v. Detroit Trust Co., No. 61.
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Michigan
    • 11 février 1942
    ...140 S.W. 1070, Ann.Cas.1913C, 188;Danheiser v. Germania Savings Bank & Trust Co., 137 Tenn. 650, 658, 659, 194 S.W. 1094;Morris v. Munroe, 30 Ga. 630;City Electric Ry. Co. v. Floyd County, 115 Ga. 655, 657, 42 S.E. 45;Hume v. Davison-Paxon Co., 57 Ga.App. 289, 293, 195 S.E. 318;Gilek v. Sto......
  • Branson v. Watkins
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • 1 avril 1895
    ...v. Cade, 55 Ga. 359; Code, § 2882; Watkins v. Watkins, 24 Ga. 402; Byrd v. Byrd, 44 Ga. 258; Smith v. Smith, 36 Ga. 184; Morris v. Munroe. 30 Ga. 630; Spriggs v. Bromblett, 54 Ga. 348; 2 White & T. Lead. Cas. Eq. pt. 2, top p. 1703, notes to Stapliton v. Stapliton; Knox v. Laird. 92 Ga. 123......
  • Collins v. Louisville & Wadley R. Co., No. 35817
    • United States
    • United States Court of Appeals (Georgia)
    • 30 septembre 1955
    ...4 S.E.2d 60; Pesso v. Poulos, 74 Ga.App. 288(1), 39 S.E.2d 702; Hall v. Beavers, 78 Ga.App. 722, 728, 729, 51 S.E.2d 879; Morris v. Munroe, 30 Ga. 630; Littlegreen v. Gardner, 208 Ga. 523(3), 67 S.E.2d 713. In Tyson v. Woodruff, 108 Ga. 368, 372, 33 S.E. 981, 983, the court said: 'The law f......
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