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Freeborn v. Glazer

Supreme Court of California
Oct 1, 1858
10 Cal. 337 (Cal. 1858)


         Rehearing Denied 10 Cal. 337 at 338.

         Appeal from the District Court of the First Judicial District, County of Los Angeles.

         The complaint in this case is for goods sold and delivered. It contains several counts, all of which are alike in form. The following is one of the counts: The plaintiffs " complain of Lewis Glazer, resident of the said County of Los Angeles, defendant, and for cause say, that heretofore, to wit, at the County of San Francisco, State aforesaid, on the 30th day of May, 1857, the defendant became and was indebted to the plaintiffs in the sum of seventeen hundred and twenty-three 29-100 dollars, ($ 1723.29,) for goods, wares, and merchandise, before that time sold and delivered by plaintiffs to defendant, and for money before that time paid, laid out, and expended by plaintiffs, to and for the use and benefit of defendant, all at defendant's special instance and request, which amount the defendant, in consideration of said indebtedness, thereafter, to wit, at the place and on the day aforesaid, undertook and promised to pay to plaintiffs, when he should be thereunto afterwards requested; " and following the several counts, is this allegation of breach, " yet the defendant, although often requested, hath hitherto utterly neglected and refused to pay said amounts, or either of them, or any part of either of them, to plaintiffs." The other facts of the case sufficiently appear in the opinion of the Court.


         Kewen and Cadwalader, for Appellant.

          Latham and Sunderland, for Respondents.

         JUDGES: Field, J., delivered the opinion of the Court. Terry, C. J., concurring.


          FIELD, Judge

         On the petition for a rehearing, Field, J., delivered the opinion of the Court. Terry, C. J., and Baldwin, J., concurring.

         One of the errors assigned for a reversal of the judgment in this case, was the refusal of the motion to dismiss the writ of attachment. The notice stated that the motion would be made " because the said writ was improperly issued; and we held that the notice was defective, in not specifying the grounds of the motion, and wherein it would be urged that the writ was improperly issued. The appellant now petitions for a rehearing, and cites the Court to the one hundred and thirty-eighth section of the Practice Act, which provides that the defendant may, at any time before answering, " apply, on motion, upon reasonable notice to the plaintiff, to the Court in which the action is brought, or to the Judge thereof, or to a County Judge, that the attachment be discharged, on the ground that the writ was improperly issued ." This section did not escape the attention of the Court in the decision rendered. That section does not obviate the necessity of specifying the particulars points of irregularity upon which the motion will be made. It is only a provision that whenever the writ is improperly issued, that fact will authorize the application for its discharge. It is like a great variety of provisions indicating the general ground or reason upon which parties may proceed, or the action of the Court may be based, and which are never held to obviate the necessity of specifying the points of objection upon which the moving party will rely. If the point be stated, it may be possible for the opposite party to answer it, and the object of the rule is to give him a fair opportunity to do so.

         Rehearing denied.

Summaries of

Freeborn v. Glazer

Supreme Court of California
Oct 1, 1858
10 Cal. 337 (Cal. 1858)
Case details for

Freeborn v. Glazer

Case Details

Full title:FREEBORN, GOODWIN et al. v. GLAZER

Court:Supreme Court of California

Date published: Oct 1, 1858


10 Cal. 337 (Cal. 1858)

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