B. W. Ussery v. the City of Clarksville

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
B. W. Ussery v. the City of Clarksville
Case Date: 
1887
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
65
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Plaintiff brings suit against def. for $10,000 in damages incurred from an incident which took place on April 14, 1885. Plaintiff was hit by large rock debris from a rock quarry blast while travelling along the streets of Clarksville, which broke his leg and caused a fall from his horse, much pain and suffering, and the loss of income due to confinement to bed. Plaintiff cites negligence & failure to provide safe roads, Def. claims quarry outside their jusrisdiction, and charter only covers obstructions -