J. M. Barker Jr. et al. v. Guy Merman

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
J. M. Barker Jr. et al. v. Guy Merman
Case Date: 
1931
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Rent Dispute

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
194
Notes / Description: 

Additional defendants: Henry Barker and Lucille Barker Morrison. Defendants leased a tract of land to Merman for $50 a month. Merman had paid off every month and asked if rent could be dropped to $35 a month temporarily due to the Depression, which J.M. Barker Jr. agreed to. He later informed Pla. that he rented property to someone else even when Pla. offered to pay the $120 unpaid balance. Pla. sought certiorari against def. for possession of land from their earlier unlawful detainer case.