Monroe Cattle Co. v. Becker, 147 U.S. 47 (1893)

Monroe Cattle Co. v. Becker
No. 87
Submitted December 9, 1892
Decided January 3, 1893
147 U.S. 47

"17 Defendant was impleaded by the name of A. W. Becker. Initials are no legal part of a name, the authorities holding the full Christian name to be essential. Wilson v. Shannon, 6 Ark. 196; Norris v. Graves, 4 Strob. 32; Seely v. Boon, 1 N. J. Law, 138; Chappell v. Proctor, Harp. 49; Kinnersley v. Knott, 7 C. B. 980; Turner v. Fitt, 3 C. B. 701; Oakley v. Pegler, (Neb.) 46 N. W. Rep. 920; Knox v. Starks, 4 Minn. 20, (Gil. 7;) Kenyon v. Semon, (Minn.) 45 N. W. Rep. 10; Beggs v. Wellman, 82 Ala. 391, 2 South. Rep. 877; Nash v. Collier, 5 Dowl. & L. 341; Fewlass v. Abbott, 28 Mich. 270. This loose method of pleading is not one to be commended, but, as no advantage was taken of it in the court below, it will not be considered here."
18 The decree of the circuit court, except as to section 66, is therefore reversed, and the case remanded for further proceedings in conformity with this opinion. END

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Definition of FICTIO by: Law Dictionary

In Roman law. A fiction; an assumption or supposition of the law.”Fictio” in the old Roman law was properly a term of pleading, and signified a false averment on the part of the plaintiff which the defendant was not allowed to traverse; as that the plaintiff was a Roman citizen, when in truth he was a foreigner. The object of the fiction was to give the court jurisdiction. Maine, Anc. Law, 25.

Fictio cedit veritati. Fictio juris non est ubi veritas. Fiction yields to truth. Where there is truth, fiction of law exists not

Fictio est contra veritatem, sod pro veritate habetur. Fiction is against the truth, but it is to be esteemed truth.

Fictio juris non est ubi Veritas. Where truth is, fiction of law does not exist

Fictio legis inique operator alicui damnum vel injuriam. A legal fiction does not properly work loss or injury. 3 Coke, 86; Broom, Max. 129.

Fictio legis neminem laedit. A fiction of law Injures no one. 2 Rolle, 502 ; 3 BL Comm. 43; Low v. Little, 17 Johns. (N. Y.) 348.

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