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Thompson v. Thompson

Supreme Court of California
Feb 21, 1891
88 Cal. 110 (Cal. 1891)


         Department One

         Appeal from a judgment of the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, and from an order denying a new trial.


          J. C. Black, for Appellants.

          D. W. Burchard, for Respondent.

         JUDGES: Harrison, J. Beatty, C. J., and Garoutte, J., concurred.


          HARRISON, Judge

         The appeal in this action is without merit. The evidence introduced at the trial justified the finding of the court, that the respondent was the owner and entitled to the possession of the premises described in the complaint, and that they were unlawfully withheld from her by the defendants. Although a portion of the testimony in behalf of the plaintiff was in some particulars contradicted by the testimony of the appellant, yet the version given by the witness for the plaintiff of the transaction which resulted in her purchase of the premises was so fully corroborated by other uncontradicted portions of his testimony that the court would not have been justified in disregarding it, either in its decision upon the trial or upon the appellant's motion for a new trial. The newly discovered evidence set forth in the affidavit of appellant, upon which she sought a new trial, consisted chiefly of a repetition of her testimony at the trial, and is more of an argumentative character than a statement of facts. The documentary evidence referred to in the affidavit is of a date long subsequent to the purchase by the plaintiff of the lands in controversy; and no fact is stated in her affidavit which in any way connected this documentary evidence with such purchase. Moreover, this affidavit of the appellant was so directly contradicted by the affidavits on behalf of the respondent that the court was not bound to accept it as true. The judgment and order appealed from are affirmed.

Summaries of

Thompson v. Thompson

Supreme Court of California
Feb 21, 1891
88 Cal. 110 (Cal. 1891)
Case details for

Thompson v. Thompson

Case Details

Full title:MARTHA B. THOMPSON, Respondent, v. I. N. THOMPSON et al., Appellants

Court:Supreme Court of California

Date published: Feb 21, 1891


88 Cal. 110 (Cal. 1891)
25 P. 962

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