The lender who sued must hold half of what he collected on trust for the other lender.
The authority to incarcerate a person and deny freedom in certain situations is part of halacha le Moshe Mi’Sinai, the Oral Law conveyed by God to Moshe and by Moshe to the people of Israel.
But I borrowed the phone, so your liability is to me, responded Avi. Who cares what went on between me and Yitzi?
The Red Sea’s Argument ‘Relatives Of A Guarantor’ (Makos 7a)
The borrower who paid the entire loan would, of course, have a claim for reimbursement against the co-borrower for the amount he repaid on his behalf.
Without Warning ‘But You Were With Us…’ (Makkos 2a)
"I didn't knowingly damage," pointed out Mrs. Neuman. "I didn't intend to upset the table."
A judge must open the proceedings by urging the litigants to settle the dispute by way of compromise.
Is Silence Golden ? ‘Iyov, Who Was Silent …’ (Sanhedrin 106a)
For example, someone who sold seeds that turned out defective does not have to pay the customer for the incurred labor costs in planting them. When the damage was unintentional, as here, there isn't even a moral obligation.
The forgoing also applies to a plaintiff who sued two borrowers based upon a promissory note for the aggregate amount of the loan advanced to both of them and signed by them jointly.
In dinei nefashot – capital cases – the beit din will accept post verdict evidence to acquit but not to convict.
Must I give the produce itself or can I just give equivalent money to tzedakah instead?
As We Come Closer And Closer ‘… Like The Face Of A Dog’ (Sanhedrin 97a)
It is true that having been sued by Shimon, Levi had no choice but to pay off the whole loan.
If both sets of witnesses have withstood the rigor of the court’s cross examination, why, one might ask, does the beit din believe the evidence of the second set of witnesses more than the first?
The halacha is that the lender may proceed to collect the entire amount of the loan from one of the guarantors.
The Torah commands us to sit in the sukkah for seven days. Should we sit in the sukkah on a day that may be the eighth day when we are not commanded to sit in the sukkah at all?
There were always some organizations, though, that would not come to collect the money until after Yom Kippur. Mr. Sender was careful to place each tzedakah plate neatly under the bimah.
The Greatest Reward Of Public Service ‘…[He] Who Leads The Public Gently …’ (Sanhedrin 92a)
Accordingly, the lender must first try to enforce the primary obligation against each borrower before he may sue the other borrower in his capacity as guarantor.
Watch What You Pray For ‘Acts Befitting Your People’ (Sanhedrin 85a)
I don't know whether I can use ma'aser money to purchase a mitzvah, said Aharon.
When Yom Tov begins on Wednesday night, the eruv tavshilin ceremony is performed on Wednesday and when Yom Tov begins on Thursday night it is performed on Thursday, in each case by the head of the household.
How do we know the pledge was in error, though? asked the gabbai. Perhaps Mr. Hoffman intended to donate $10,000 regardless!