George Thomas v. Mayor & Aldermen of Town of Erwin

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
George Thomas v. Mayor & Aldermen of Town of Erwin
Case Date: 
1932
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Negligence

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
203
Notes / Description: 

Thomas owned lot on North Main St. in Erwin, TN on which he erected 1-story river rock bungalow as his residence. Dispute arose w/Town of Erwin when ditch running on side of Thomas' lot overflowed & flooded his basement, which Thomas claimed resulted from Town's actions in regrading nearby Elm & Maple Streets. Jury ruled in Thomas' favor, awarding him $650. Witnesses: Roy Morris, George Oakley, G.K. Painter & wife (all neighbors), O.E. Bogart, A.R. Brown (developer), Hollohan, Guy Robbins (town recorder).