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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... A bill was brought to cancel numerous notes held by several defendants, all purporting to have been made by the complainant, and claimed by him to be forgeries. The court, while recognizing the jurisdiction in cases of the " fourth class," says: "It is not enough that the grounds of the invalidity of the several instruments are, as in this case, similar. So far as the instruments sought to be cancelled here, as forged, are concerned, the forgeries are several. The ground of the invalidity of these notes is not a common one within the sense of the cases cited. The character of one of these notes, as to its being forged, has no bearing as to the others. The questions touching the validity of these notes are as several as the holdings. There is, in other words, a multiplicity of issues of facts to be tried, which the jurisdiction invoked cannot avoid or lessen."* A party owning and maintaining a dam across a river, under a claim of right so to do, cannot maintain an action in the nature of a bill of peace against two groups of parties, who have brought separate actions against him to recover damages for alleged torts claimed to have been done to them by reason of the dam; one group claiming to be injured by back-water resulting from the maintenance of the dam at an unlawful height; the other claiming to be injured by the diversion of the water. "The causes from which the injuries to the parties respectively resulted, instead of being coincident, are divergent."" Persons whose alleged inter v. Kaye, 168 N. Y. 196, 61 N. E. 177, 2 Ames Cas. Eq. Jur. 89. Compare Bailey v. Tillinghast, 99 Fed. 801, 806, 807 (C. C. A.), post, note to § 261, Fourth Class, (I), (h), where a common question existed between the receiver and each shareholder. In...
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