Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in England and America, Volume I Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in England and America
By Joseph Story
2000/09 - Beard Books - Law Classic
Volume I - 398 pp.
1587980355 - Paperback - Reprint
Volume II - 437 pp.
1587980363 - Paperback - Reprint
Volume III - 480 pp.
1587980371 - Paperback - Reprint
US $34.95
Volume IV - 475 99.
1587980436 - Paperback - Reprint
US $34.95

The classic exposition of the sources, doctrines, and limitations encompassing equity jurisdiction of the courts.

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Category: Law

This title is part of the International Law and Treatises lists.

The thirteenth edition of this well known and comprehensive classic details the sources and limits of equity jurisdiction, as well as the leading doctrines which guide and govern Courts of Equity in the exercise of their jurisdiction. Some of the specific areas covered are: mistake; actual or positive fraud; legacies; confusion of boundaries; dower; marshalling of securities; partition; partnership; matters of rent; peculiar remedies in equity; specific performance; compensation and damages; wills and testaments, implied trusts; and peculiar defences and proofs in equity.

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Joseph Story, 1779-1845, was one of the most famous figures in United States legal history. In 1798 he graduated from Harvard and was admitted to the bar. He began his practice in Salem, Massachusetts in 1801. Elected to the state legislature in 1805, he became a leader in the Republican Party, and entered Congress in 1808. He served as a Justice of the Supreme Court from 1811 until 1845. He was also a professor of law starting in 1829 and authored numerous law books that were highly influential in the development of the law.


Index to Cases Cited xiii
Chapter I The True Nature and Character of Equity Jurisprudence 1
Chapter  II The Origin and History of Equity Jurisprudence 38
Chapter III General View of Equity Jurisdiction 59
Chapter IV Concurrent Jurisdiction of Equity 75
Chapter V Mistake 110
Chapter VI Actual or Positive Fraud 184
Chapter VII Constructive Fraud 258
Chapter VIII Account 441
Chapter IX Administration 530
Chapter X Legacies 590
Chapter XI Confusion of Boundaries 609
Chapter XII Dower 624
Chapter XIII Marshalling of Securities 633
Chapter XIV Partition 646
Chapter XV Partnership 659
Chapter XVI Matters of Rent 684
Chapter XVII Peculiar Remedies in Equity 688
Cancellation and Delivery of Instruments
Chapter XVIII Specific Performance of Agreements and Other Duties 712
Chapter XIX Compensation and Damages 794
Chapter XX Interpleader 800
Chapter XXI Bills Quia Timet 825
Chapter XXII Bills of Peace 852
Chapter XXIII Injunctions 861
Chapter XXIV Exclusive Jurisdiction 960
Express Trusts
Chapter XXV Express Trusts 983
Marriage Settlements
Chapter XXVI Express Trusts 998
Terms for Years
Chapter XXVII Express Trusts 1004
Chapter XXVIII Express Trusts 1036
Chapter XXIX Express Trusts 1058
Wills and Testaments
Chapter XXX Express Trusts 1075
Election and Satisfaction
Chapter XXXI Express Trusts 1124
Application of Purchase-Money
Chapter XXXII Express Trusts 1136
Chapter XXXIII Implied Trusts 1195
Chapter XXXIV Penalties and Forfeitures 1301
Chapter XXXV Infants 1327
Chapter XXXVI Idiots and Lunatics 1362
Chapter XXXVII Married Women 1366
Chapter XXXVIII Set-off 1430
Chapter XXXIX Establishing Wills 1445
Chapter XL Awards 1450
Chapter XLI Writs of Ne Exeat Regno and Supplicavit 1464
Chapter XLII Bills of Discovery, and Bills to Preserve and Perpetuate Evidence 1480
Chapter XLIII Peculiar Defences and Proofs in Equity 1517
Chapter XLIV Estoppels in Equity 1533
Chapter XLV Railways and Other Companies 1557
Chapter XLVI The Effect of Judgments at Law 1573
Foreign Judgments

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