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The Court of Chancery

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the role of the Court of Chancery in the judicial system in England during the Tudor period. The Chancery was a superior royal court with ever increasing business and the power ... More


The Court of Chancery and Equity

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the history of the Court of Chancery and equity. The equitable jurisdiction derived from the extraordinary jurisdiction of the king’s council. By 1400 the chancellor had his own ... More


Women and legal guardianship

Deborah Wilson

in Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077982
eISBN:
9781781703328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077982.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Having established the boundaries within which women's experience of property operated, the remaining chapters of this book consider the property experience of women in relation to the family estate, ... More


Borrowing from English Equity and Minority Shareholders’ Actions

Niall R Whitty

in A Mixed Legal System in Transition: T. B. Smith and the Progress of Scots Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623358
eISBN:
9780748651467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623358.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In Anderson v Hogg a shareholder in a company presented a petition under section 459 of the Companies Act 1985 for relief against unfair prejudice. The petitioner sought to have the respondent ... More


Legal Troubles

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the legal problems of James Fenimore Cooper during the early 1820s. It focuses on the Bridgen suit, a series of three successive New York Chancery Court bills filed against the ... More


George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Lawrence M. Crutcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This is a biography of George Keats, brother of the poet John Keats and a community leader in Louisville. The book examines how the boys’ troubled childhood in London, orphaned at early ages, linked ... More


Venue and Forum Selection in the US and UK

Christopher Mallon, Shai Y. Waisman, and Ray C. Schrock

in The Law and Practice of Restructuring in the UK and US

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198755395
eISBN:
9780191927676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755395.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Most bankruptcy cases in the US are heard by specialized bankruptcy courts, which are vested with authority to hear such cases by the US district courts. The United States Congress granted US ... More


Distrust of Legal Institutions

Brian P. Levack

in Distrust of Institutions in Early Modern Britain and America

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780192847409
eISBN:
9780191939747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192847409.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Social History

A lack of confidence in English law courts first arose in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries in response to the corruption of justice in outlying regions of the country. Reforms ... More


Children and the Violence of Racism: The Lafargue Clinic, Comic Books,and the Case against School Segregation

Gabriel N. Mendes

in Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453502
eISBN:
9781501701399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453502.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the crucial role of Lafargue Clinic in the school desegregation cases that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education. It discusses Wertham’s October 1951 testimony to the ... More


Origins of Equity

Catharine Titi

in The Function of Equity in International Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198868002
eISBN:
9780191904608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868002.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Equitable considerations have been present in human societies for unfathomable aeons. From ancient Greece and Rome to modern times, through ecclesiastical law and the medieval English Chancery, ... More


Abandoned 1804 –1814

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Establishes the family dynamic which later led to his orphaning, his ultimate decision to migrate, as well as to the emotional and intellectual tension that propelled John into the cosmos of English ... More


Some Varieties of Consent in Equity: Enhancing and Protecting Autonomy?

Simone Degeling

in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Equity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198817659
eISBN:
9780191859151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817659.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter studies the role of equity in preserving the autonomy of vulnerable members of the community. It focuses on the equitable domains of trusts, fiduciary relationships, undue influence, and ... More


Delaware

Christopher M. Bruner

in Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Delaware, a small U.S. state located on the Eastern Seaboard that has become the predominant jurisdiction of incorporation for U.S. public companies and a global competitor in ... More


Pathways to Legal Rights: The Function of Equity

Larissa Katz

in Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Equity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198817659
eISBN:
9780191859151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817659.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

In this chapter, I develop a new account of what is distinctively ‘equitable’ about equitable rights. On this account, equity as an institution regulates the pathways to legal rights. A person who is ... More


The Doctor’s Daughter

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A great deal can be learned about the patent medicine business from the lengths to which people went to secure possession of a share of the market. Several key official documents allow us to examine ... More


Cures and Their Limits: Insulating Executives from Financial Markets

Mark J. Roe

in Missing the Target: Why Stock-Market Short-Termism Is Not the Problem

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197625620
eISBN:
9780197625651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197625620.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Chapter 8 examines the most prominent proposed cure in corporate policymaking circles: to give boards and executives more autonomy from stock markets. Such a cure has problems. Because boards and ... More


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