J. V. Cowell v. Nashville, Chattanooga,& St. Louis Railway Company

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
J. V. Cowell v. Nashville, Chattanooga,& St. Louis Railway Company
Case Date: 
1919
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Contract

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
220
Notes / Description: 

Plaintiff is the owner of a tract of land that he sold to the defendant so they could build a rail road tract on it. In order to build the rail, the defendant had to create a 30 foot high dump about 100 feet wide along his land. Plaintiff appealed to the defendant to create ditches to flow water out of the land or it would ruin his crops and rest of his land, for which the defendant would be charged. Defendants failed to do so and the plaintiff sued for damages to his land in the sum of $500.