Cases on Sales of Personal Property (Classic Reprint) by Frank A. ErwinCases on Sales of Personal Property (Classic Reprint) by Frank A. Erwin

Cases on Sales of Personal Property (Classic Reprint)

byFrank A. Erwin

Paperback | November 28, 2018

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Excerpt from Cases on Sales of Personal Property

Although at common law consent alone was sufficient to constitute a valid sale, the statute of frauds has now intervened and other formalities are prescribed, which must be observed, or what was before a valid transfer of property is now of no validity. The statute, beginning where the common law stopped, requires someone of these solemnities to be added to the transaction before it shall be considered as complete, so as to affect a change of ownership; and the matter here relied upon, as the statute evidence of the completion of the contract, was the change of possession. This provision of the statute implies, it is said, a delivery of the thing sold on the part of the debtor, and an acceptance of it by the buyer, with an inten tion on the one side to part with, and on the other to accept the ownership of it; and it is not enough that the mere natural, actual, corporeal possession should be changed, but there must be a. Change of the civil possession, which Is a holding of the thing with the design of keeping it as owner; and this brings us to an examination of the instruction complained of, and which resulted In nonsuiting the plaintiff.

The proof given shows (or, at least, conduces to Show, which.

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Title:Cases on Sales of Personal Property (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.03 inPublished:November 28, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1331251567

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