West v. Camden
135 U.S. 507 (1890)

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U.S. Supreme Court

West v. Camden, 135 U.S. 507 (1890)

West v. Camden

No. 278

Argued April 17-18, 1890

Decided May 19, 1890

135 U.S. 507

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND

Syllabus

An agreement by a director of a corporation to keep another person permanently in place as an officer of the corporation is void as against public policy, even though there was not to be any direct private gain to the promisor.

Page 135 U. S. 508

A judgment will not he reversed because of an erroneous instruction to the jury, excepted to by the plaintiff, if the plaintiff could not recover in any event.

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