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security for the faithful discharge of his trust, before receiving money or property of the infant, under a judgment or order in the action.
$ 477. A person appointed guardian, as prescribed in this article, for an infant defendant in an action, is not liable for the costs of the action, unless specially charged therewith by the order of the court, for personal misconduct.
COMPLAINT. 478. First pleading to be com
final judgment may be plaint.
demanded, 479. Copy complaint, when to à 483, Causes of action to be be served.
separately stated. 480. Consequence of failure. 484. What causes of action may 481. Complaint what to con
be joined in the same tain.
complaint. 482. When interlocutory and
$ 478. The first pleading, on the part of the plaintiff, the complaint.
$ 479. (Am'd 1877.) If a copy of the complaint is not delivered to a defendant, at the time of the delivery of a copy of the summons to him, either within or without the State, his attorney may, at any time within twenty days after the service of the summons is complete, serve upon the plaintiff's attorney a written demand of a copy of the complaint, which must be served within twenty days thereafter. The demand may be incorporated into the notice of appearance. But where the s:ame attorney appears for two or more defendants, only one copy of the complaint need be served upon him; and if, after service of a copy of the complaint upon him, as attorney for a defendant, he appears for another defendant, the last defendant must answer the complaint within twenty days after he appears in the action.
S 480. If the plaintiff's attorney fails to serve a copy of the complaint, as prescribed in the last section, the defendant may apply to the court for a dismissal of the complaint.
$ 481. The complaint must contain: 13 Abb. N. i. The title of the action, specifying the name of the court
in which it is brought ; if it is brought in the supreme court, 4 liv. Pro.
the name of the county, which the plaintiff designates as the 23:15h. N. place of trial; and the names of all the parties to the action,
plontift and defendant. 11. Misc. 139; 31 flun, 432; 22 App.
Div. 400. 11 Misc. 13).
2. A plam and concise statement of the facts, constituting 31 Hun, 432. each cause of action, without unnecessary repetition.
3. A demand of the judgment to which the plaintiff supjuises himself entitled.
$482. (Amd 1877.] In an action triable by the court, without a jury, the plaintiff may, in a proper case, demand an interlocutory judgment, and also a final judginent, distinguishing them clearly.
$ 483. Where the complaint sets forth two or more causes 7 Civ. Pro of action, the statement of the facts constituting each cause of 56. action must be separate and numbered.
30 ilun, 506, $484. [Am'd 1877.) The plaintiff may unite in the same 18 Week. complaint, two or more causes of action, whether they are Dig. 108. such as were formerly denominated legal or equitable, or 1 How. Pr. both, where they are brought to recover as follows: Sf 31 Hug, 596; 32 Id. 332: 12 Super. Ct. (J. & S.) 299; 9 Civ. Pro. 111; 2. Y. State Rep. 183; 27 Id. 635; 129 N. Y. 183; 135 N. Y. 209; 151 1d. 186;
138 Id. 272. - App. Div. 516. 1. Upon contract, express or implied.
5 X Y. Stale 2. For personal injuries, except libel, slander, criminal con- Rep. 141. versation, or seduction. 3. For libel or slander. 4. For injuries to real property.
97 N.Y, 245 5. Real property, in ejectment, with or without damages for the withholding thereof. 6. For injuries to personal property.
50 N.Y.Sun 7. Chattels, with or without damages for the taking or er. Ct. (J. detention thereof.
8.) 236. & Upon claims against a trustee, by virtue of a contract, or by operation of law.
9. Upon claims arising out of the same transaction, or tran- 5 Civ. Pro. sactions connected with the same subject of action, and not 135. bcluded within one of the foregoing subdivisions of this sec- 63 Hun, 617 tan
5 N. Y. State But it must appear, upon the face of the complaint, that all Rep,141;,6
Id. 768; 25 the causes of action, so united, belong to one of the foregoing
Id. 644. subdivisions of this section; that they are consistent with 117 N.Y. 442 each other; and, except as otherwise prescribed by law, that they affect all the parties to the action ; and it must appear upon the face of the complaint, that they do not require different places of trial.
$ 485. (Repealed 1877.) § 486. (Repealed 1877.]
DEMURRER. ? 487. Defendant must demur or 2495. Demurrer to counterclaim apower.
when defendant demands 46. When ho may demur.
an affirmative judgment. 190. Demurrer to complaint 496. Demurrer to counterclaim must specify grounds of
must specify grounds of objection.
objection. 162. Demurrer to all or part of 497. Amendments in certain the complaint; demurrer
cases after decision of to part, and answer to
498. When objection may be 183. Defendant may demur to
taken by answer. reply.
499. Objection; when deemed 164. When plaintift may demur
$ 487. The only pleading on the part of the defendant is either a demurrer or an answer,
3 Abb. X. 428. 139 N.Y. 389
$: Hun, 415. $ 488. [Am'd 1877.] The defendant may demur to the 119 N. Y. 348. complaint, where one or more of the following objection
15 MINC. :50. thereto appear upon the face thereof. 139 Id. 379. 167 N.Y. 301
1. That the court has not jurisdiction of the person of th: defendant.
2. That the court has not jurisdiction of the subject of the action. 3. That the plaintiff has not legal capacity to sue.
4. That there is another action pending between the same 31 Hun, 301.
parties, for the same cause. 13 Daly, 302.
5. That there is a misjoinder of parties plaintiff.
6. That there is a defect of parties, plaintiff or defendant 23 App. Div. 7. That causes of action have been improperly united.
16 Misc. 95. 26 Hun, 107. 13 Daly, 302.
8. That the complaint does not state facts sufficient to com stitute a cause of action.
$ 489. [Repealed 1877.] 31 Hun, 301; $ 490. (Amd 1877.) The demurrer must distinctly specify 33 419. theubjections to the complaint ; otherwise it may be disre.
garded. An objection, taken under subdivision first, second, fourth or eighth of section four hundred and eighty-eight of this act, may be stated in the language of the subdivision ; an objection, taken under either of the other subdivisions, must point out specifically the particular defect relied upon.
$ 491. [Repealed. 1877.] 77 Hun, 427. § 492. The defendant may demur to the whole complaint,
or to one or more separate causes of action, stated therein. In the latter case, he may answer the causes of action not demurred to.
$ 493. The defendant may also demur to the reply, or to a separate traverse to, or avoidance of, a defence or counterclaim, contained in the reply, on the ground that it is in
sufficient in law, upon the face thereof. 51 N.Y.Sup- $ 494. The plaintiff may demur to a counterclaim or a deer. Ct. (J. & fence consisting of new matter, contained in the answer, on S.) 88. 13 N.Y.State
the ground that it is insufficient in law, upon the face thereof. Rep. 543.
$ 495. [Amd 1877.) The plaintiff may also demur to a 128 N; Y., 45. counterclaim, upon which the defendant demands an affirma139 Id. 332.
tive judgment, where one or more of the following objections 30 Abb N.C.
thereto, appear on the face of the counterclaim :
1. That the court has not jurisdiction of the subject thereof.
2. That the defendant has not legal capacity to recover upon the same.
3. That there is another action pending between the same parties, for the same cause.
4. That the counterclaim is not of the character specified in section five hundred and one of this act.
5. That the counterclaim does not state facts sufficient to
constitute a cause of action. N. Y. 45. $ 496. (Amd 1877.] A demurrer, taken under the last
section, must distinctly specify the objections to the counterclaim ; otherwise it may be disregarded. The mode of sperifying the objections is the same, as where a demurrer is taken to a complaint.
$ 497. [.4md 1877.] Upon the decision of a cemurrer, either at a general or special terin, or in the court of Appeals the court may, in its discretion, allow the party in fault !
plead anew or amend, upon such terms as are just. Ii a demurrer to a complaint is allowed, because two or more causes of action have been improperly united, the court may, in its discretion, and upon such terms as are just, direct that the action be divided into as many actions as are necessary for the proper determination of the causes of action therem tated.
$ 498. [Am'd 1877.) Where any of the matters enumer- 34 Hun, 602. ated in section four hundred and eighty-eight of this act as 119 N. Y. 348. grounds of demurrer, do not appear on the face of the com- 128 N. Y. 58. plaint, the objection may be taken by answer.
136 N. Y. 35. $ 499. If such an objection is not taken, either by demur- 26 Hun, 107; res or answer, the defendant is deemed to have waived it ; 31 Id.' 596. except the objection to the jurisdiction of the court, or the 50 N.Y.Sup objection that the complaint does not state facts sufficient to er Ct. (J. &
S.) 198. constitute a cause of action.
136 X Y 655. 98 N, Y. 239; 108 Id. 445 ; 119 Id. 348; 122 Id. 631.
85 Hun, 171 ARTICLE THIRD.
ANSWER. e 500. Answer; what to contain.
terclaims; rules relating 501, Counterclaim defined.
thereto. 602. Rules respecting the allow- 2 508. Partial defences.
ance of counterclaims. 509. When defendant to de503. Judgment, when demand
mand attirmative judg.
511. When pleadinge admit 604. Id.; for affirmative relief.
part of plaintiff's claim to 505. Counterclaim, when de
be just, action may be fendant is sued in a rep
severed, etc. resentative capacity:
512. Judgment where counter. 606. Id.; when plaintiff is an
claim only is interposed executor or administra
for less than plaintiff's
claim. 507. Defendant may interpose 613. Dilatory defences to be several defences or coun.
33 Hun, 143. $ 500. (Am'd 1877.] The answer of the defendant must
11 N.Y.State contain:
Rep. 85. 10 N. Y. 150; 124 Id. 533; 67 State Rep. 583; 11 Misc. 622; 5 App. Div. 128; 17 I. 329.
1. A general or specific denial of each material allegation 24 N. Y. State of the complaint controverted by the defendant, or of any
Rep. 553, knowledge or information thereof sufficient to form a belief.
2. A statement of any new matter constituting a defence 6 N. Y. Supp. or counterclaim, in ordinary and concise language, without 600. repetition.
$ 501. (Am'd 1877.] The counterclaim, specified in the 25 Hun, 446. last section, must tend, in some way, to diminish or defeat
16 Week. the plaintiff's recovery, and must be one of the following 6 Eiv. Pro.
Dig. 235. causes of action against the plaintiff, or, in a proper case, 286. against the person whom he represents, and in favor of the 43 Hun, 521 defendant, or of one or more defendants, between whom 15 N. Y. and the plaintiff a separate judgment may be had in the State Rep. action :
134. 23 Abb. N. C. 60; 128 Id. 38; 132 N. Y. 472; 137 II. 270; 81 Hun, 420; 20 Misc. 48 24 Id. 485; 23 App. Div. 393.
23 App. Div. 1. A cause of action, arising out of the contract or transact- 46 Hun, 300, ion set forth in the complaint as the foundation of the plaintiff's claim, or connecter with the subject of the action.
2. In an action on contract, intither cause of action or
contract, existing at the commencement of the action. 21806
$ 502. JAm'd 1877.) But the counterclaim, specified in Subdivision second of the last section, is subject to the follow
lag rules : 18 Hun, 20 1. If the action is founded upon a contract, which has been
assigned by the party thereto, other than a negotiable promissory note or bill of exchange, a demand, existing against the party thereto, or an assignee of the contract, at the time of the assignment thereof, and belonging to the defendant, in good faith, before notice of the assignment, must be allowed as a counterclaim, to the amount of the plaintiff's demand, if it might have been so allowed against the party, or the assignee, while the contract belonged to him.
2. If the action is upon a negotiable promissory note or bill of exchange, which has been assigned to the plaintiff after it becarne due, a demand, existing against a person who assigned or transferred it, after it became due, must be allowed as a counterclaim, to the amount of the plaintiff's demand, if it might have been so allowed against the assignor, while the
note or bill belonged to him. 139 N.Y.531. 3. If the plaintiff is a rustee for another, or if the action is
in the name of a plaintiff, who has no actual interest in the contract upou which it is founded, a demand against the plaintiff shall not be allowed as a counterclaim ; but so much of a demand existing against the person whom he represents, or for whose benetit the action is brought, as will satisfy the plaintiff's demand, must be allowed as a counterclaim, if it might have been so allowed in an action brought by the person beneficially interested.
$ 503 (Am’d 1877.) Where a counterclaim is established, which equals the plaintiff's demand, the judgment must be in favor of the defendant. Whare it is less than the plaintiff's demand, the plaintiff must have judgment for the residue only. Where it exceeds the plaintiff's demand, the defendant must have judgment for the excess, or so much thereof as is due from the plaintiff. Where part of the excess is not due from the plaintiff, the judgment does not prejudice the defendant's right to recover, from another person, so much thereof as the judgment does not cancel.
$ 504. In a case not specified in the last section, where a counterclaim is established, which entitles the defendant to an affirmative judgment, demandied in the answer, judgment must be rendered for the defendant accordingly.
$ 505. In an action against an executor or an administrator, or other person sued in a representative capacity, the defendant may set forth, as a counterclaim, a demand belonging to the decedent, or other person whom he represents, where the person so represented would have been entitled to set
forth the same, in an action against him. 8 Mirc. 150; $ 506. In an action brought by an executor or adminis26 N. Y Supp. trator, in his representative capacity, a demand against the
decedeut, belonging at the time of his death, to the defendant, may be set forth by the defendant as a counterclaim, as if the action had been brought by the decedent in his life-time; and, if a balance is found to be due to the defendant, judgment must be rendered therefor against the plaintiff, in his representative capacity. Execution can be issued upon such a jųugment, only in a case where it could be issued upon a judgment, in an action against the executor or administrator.