The Law of Theatres and Music-halls: Including Contracts and Precedents of Contracts

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Página 82 - Every contract made for or about any matter or thing which is prohibited and made unlawful by any statute is a void contract, though the statute itself does not mention that it shall be so, but only inflicts a penalty on the offender, because a penalty implies a prohibition, though there are no prohibitory words in the statute.
Página 88 - Parties may think some matter, apparently of very little importance, essential ; and if they sufficiently express an intention to make the literal fulfilment of such a thing a condition precedent, it will be one ; or they may think that the performance of some matter, apparently of essential importance and prima facie a condition precedent, is not really vital, and may be compensated for in damages, and if they sufficiently expressed such an intention, it will not be a condition precedent.
Página 157 - December, 1752, any house, room, garden, or other place kept for public dancing, music or other public entertainment of the like kind...
Página 129 - ... by harbouring and keeping him as servant after he has quitted it and during the time stipulated for as the period of service, whereby the master is injured, commits a wrongful act for which he is responsible at law.
Página 149 - XX. AND be it enacted, that it shall be lawful for any person who shall think himself aggrieved by any order of such justices of the peace to appeal therefrom to the next general or quarter session of the peace to be holden for the said county, riding, division, liberty, city, or borough, whose order therein shall be final.
Página 89 - ... look to the whole contract, and applying the rule stated by Parke B. to be acknowledged," see whether the particular stipulation goes to the root of the matter, so that a failure to perform it would render the performance of the rest of the contract by the plaintiff a thing different in substance from what the defendant has stipulated for; or whether it merely partially affects it and may be compensated for in damages.
Página 143 - An Act for the better preventing Thefts and Robberies ; and for regulating Places of public Entertainment, and punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses, as relates to Payments to Prosecutors in Cases of Felony ; and so 27 G.2.
Página 186 - ... shall not be kept or used for public dancing, singing, music, or other public entertainment of the like kind...

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