A decline in the national housing price level would need to be substantial to trigger a significant rise in foreclosures, because the vast majority of homeowners have built up substantial equity in their homes despite large mortgage-market financed withdrawals of home equity in recent years.
In most cases the favorable price performance will be accompanied by a well-defined improvement in the average earnings, in the dividend, and in the balance-sheet position. Thus in the long run the market test and the ordinary business test of a successful equity commitment tend to be largely identical.benjamin graham
Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholder's equity – myself especially – are in a state of shocked disbelief.Alan Greenspan
In his private dealings he was just. He treated friends and strangers, the rich and poor, the powerful and weak, with equity, and was beloved by the common people for the affability with which he received them, and listened to their complaints.[...]washington irving
A Court of equity can mould interests differently from a Court of law; and can give relief in cases where a Court of law cannot.kenyon, lloyd, 1st baron kenyon
Courts of equity make their decrees so as to arrive at the justice of the case without violating the rules of law.kenyon, lloyd, 1st baron kenyon
Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar .
The extent to which this process of political organization of disadvantaged groups has occurred has varied a great deal between different parts of India… In West Bengal, for instance, effective organization of different groups under the leadership of the ‘left front’ parties has led to a significant change in the balance of political power, and this, in turn, has provided the basis for important social achievements, notably land reforms…West Bengal provides a good example of the possibility and rewards of land reform programmes (enhancing equity as well as the efficiency of local agriculture.)
equity in its general sense is that quality in the transactions of mankind which accords with natural justice, or with honesty and right. . . . But in its juridical sense, that is to say, as administered by the Courts, equity embraces a jurisdiction much less wide than the principles of natural justice:;; for there are many matters of natural justice which the Courts have wholly unprovided for, partly from the difficulty of framing rules to meet them and partly from the doubtful policy of attempting to give a legal sanction to duties of so-called imperfect obligation, such as charity, justice and kindness.
A Court of equity ought to follow the law.
It appears to me to be the duty of every Court, whether a Court of equity or a Court of law, to give effect to the plain meaning of the Legislature, whatever may be the views entertained of its policy or applicability in particular cases.
Law, without equity, though hard and disagreeable, is much more desirable for the public good, than equity without law.
A Court of equity knows its own province.
A party who seeks equity must do equity.
I think that common law is better than equity.
"equity is a roguish thing:;: for law we have a measure:;; know what to trust to. equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor; and, as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. 'Tis all one, as if they should make his foot the standard for the measure we call a foot 'a Chancellor's foot'; what an uncertain measure would this be! One Chancellor has a long foot. another a short foot, a third an indifferent foot; 'tis the same thing in the Chancellor's conscience.
A Court of equity may do great things, but cannot alter things, or make them to operate contrary to their essential natures and properties.
It is the constant practice of Courts of equity to discourage stale demands.
I commend the Judge that seems fine and ingenious, so it tend to right and equity. And I condemn them, that either out of pleasure to shew a subtil wit will destroy, or out of incuriousness or negligence will not labour to support the act of the party by the art or act of the law.
But surely it is a rule, both in law and equity, so to construe the whole deed or will, as that every clause should have its effect.
Peace is the essential prerequisite because without peace we will be unable to achieve the levels of cooperation, inclusiveness and social equity necessary to solve our global challenges, let alone empower the international institutions needed to regulate the challenges.
Private equity firms aren't necessarily evil by definition . There are many stories of successful turnarounds fueled by private equity, often involving multiple floundering businesses that are rolled into a single entity, eliminating duplicative overhead.
The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word.
equity has not relieved against gross improvidence.
II est fort equitable et de publique convenience que gens ferront aide en recovery de lour duties (It is very agreeable to equity, and of public convenience, that people should be aided in recovering their duties).
The limitation of suits is founded in public convenience; and attended with so much utility, that Courts of equity adopt this Statute as a positive rule, and apply it, by parity of reason, to cases not within it.
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