Alcey McClain v. Mayor & Aldermen of Shelbyville

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Alcey McClain v. Mayor & Aldermen of Shelbyville
Case Date: 
1885
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
44
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McClain is the widow of John McClain and has two minor children. She accuses the city fathers of permitting a cannon to be placed and fired within the city limits. The cannon subsequently exploded, driving a large piece of metal through the wall of a grocery store, killing her husband who was standing in the store. She sued for $8,000 damages.