East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad Co. v. Calloway Hodges

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad Co. v. Calloway Hodges
Case Date: 
1851
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Other

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
24
Notes / Description: 

Def. Hodges refuses to allow the plaintiff right-of-way through his land, asking for more compensation for damages than the plaintiff deems fair. In accordance with the rules of its charter, plaintiff asks the court to appoint commissioners to assess what damages should be paid to Hodges. Commissioners reported that reported that Hodges should receive $1,000 for damages & that the railroad would enhance the value of his property.