1 Ind. L. Rep. 554

James E. Brownlee v. Martha E. Goldthait et al.

Filed June 14, 1881.

Appeal from Grant Circuit Court.

Opinion of the court by

Mr. Justice Elliott.

Two questions are discussed by appellant’s counsel.

The first question grows out of the action of the court overruling the appellant’s demurrer to the third paragraph of the reply of the appellees. The question which counsel discuss is interesting and important, but is not properly before us. The record does not show any exception to the ruling upon the demurrer.»

The remaining question is presented by the ruling refusing appellant a new trial. The single question which counsel argue in considering the assignment of error based upon the overruling of the appellant’s motion for a new trial is, that the appellees recovered a larger sum than they were entitled to under the evidence. The position of appellant is that credits ought to have been applied upon the note sued on in the first paragraph of the complaint, and nat upon the account for goods sold and delivered upon which the second is based. We have looked through the evidence and find none showing that the appellant made any application of the payments, and the creditor had, therefore, the right to make the application.

A long list of figures is presented to us by the counsel and a calculation made thereon showing, upon the theory assumed by counsel, an error in the amount of recovery of something more than seventy dollars, but as all the items therein stated were fully before the jury, and have been passed upon both by the jury and the trial court, we cannot disturb the conclusion declared in the verdict and *555judgment. The correctness of the claims of payment and of set off asserted by the appellant were determined against him by the jury, who were charged with the special duty of truly finding the facts, and whose means and opportunity of arriving at a correct result upon all issues of fact are much superior to any we can possibly have.

Kersey <fe Brownlee, for appellant.

Steele, St. John & Goldthait, for appellee.

We have confined our investigation to the two questions discussed in appellant’s brief, for the reason that we deem all others waived.

Judgment affirmed.

Brownlee v. Goldthait
1 Ind. L. Rep. 554

Case Details

Brownlee v. Goldthait
Decision Date
Jun 14, 1881

1 Ind. L. Rep. 554




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