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Dove v. Nunan

Supreme Court of California
Dec 15, 1882
62 Cal. 399 (Cal. 1882)


         Department One

         Appeal by defendant from the judgment of the Superior Court of the City and County of San Francisco, and from an order denying a motion for a new trial. Daingerfield, J.


         This is a parallel case with Brusie v. Griffiths , 34 Cal. 302. See also, Calhoun v. Knight , 10 id. 393.

          Charles F. Hanlon and L. H. Van Shaick, for Appellant.

          A. W. Thompson, for Respondents.

         JUDGES: Ross, J. McKinstry and McKee, JJ., concurred.


          ROSS, Judge

         The property in controversy consists of two horses and a wagon, and is claimed by the plaintiffs to have been exempt from execution by virtue of the sixth subdivision of Section 690 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

         The Court below found that " the plaintiffs were and are a firm doing business as coal dealers. * * * That the plaintiffs used the property sued for as teamsters. That they hauled coal and other commodities for others, for hire and pay, and received money therefor; all of which was expended in the support of plaintiffs and their families, all of whom resided in the same house and ate at the same table. That as coal dealers, and for the purpose of delivering coal at retail and in small quantities, the plaintiffs had and owned a smaller cart, truck, or wagon, and one other horse. That the only use which the plaintiffs made of the wagon and horses, the subject of this suit, for themselves, other than as teamsters for pay, was in hauling coal and wood from plaintiffs' coal yard, and other coal and wood yards, to the place where the plaintiffs retailed the same, as above found herein." The fact that the plaintiffs used the horses and wagon in question as teamsters for hire, and that they expended the money thus received in the support of themselves and their families, did not exempt the property from execution. In order to entitle a party to claim as exempt from execution two horses, etc., under the sixth subdivision of Section 690, he must show that he is a cartman, drayman, truckman, huckster, peddler, teamster, or other laborer, and that he habitually earns his living by the use of such horses, etc. ( C. C. P., § 690; Brusie v. Griffiths , 34 Cal. 302.) The findings in this case do not show that state of facts.

         Judgment and order reversed.

Summaries of

Dove v. Nunan

Supreme Court of California
Dec 15, 1882
62 Cal. 399 (Cal. 1882)
Case details for

Dove v. Nunan

Case Details

Full title:JAMES DOVE et al. v. MATTHEW NUNAN

Court:Supreme Court of California

Date published: Dec 15, 1882


62 Cal. 399 (Cal. 1882)

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