Conduct "Unbecoming"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 22 18:09:37 UTC 2002

My previous posting was from Lexis.  Here's earlier evidence from Westlaw:

Reformed Protestant Albany Dutch Church of Albany v. Bradford
8 Cow. 457
N.Y.Sup. 1826.
December Term, 1826

no services have been rendered by the plaintiff since the 2d of December,
1820. Having been suspended for conduct unbecoming the ministerial
character, he stands in no better situation than if he had, without cause,
refused to render the services stipulated by his contract. Considering
those services not only as the consideration, but the condition on which
his right to the salary depends, and he having failed in performance of
that condition, he has no right to the salary. The defendants are entitled
to judgment.

[This is from the dissenting opinion of Judge Savage.]

Fred Shapiro

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