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