Equity Cases, 1844-1940

Index An index to cases that came before the Court of Common Pleas sitting as a Court of Equity. Equity is a system of jurisprudence administered by certain courts that are empowered to decree impartial and equal justice as between 2 persons whose rights or claims are in conflict. In an equity case there is no trial by jury and a judge can make decisions that oppose accepted common law precedents.