James McMahan v. Henry Burum

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James McMahan v. Henry Burum
Case Date: 
1850
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Slander

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
22
Notes / Description: 

Trespass on the Case in Slander, $3,000 damages. McMahan sued Burum for slander, claiming Burum accused McMahan of stealing Burum's potatoes (on more than one occasion) & a plough & called McMahan a "good for nothing, lying, thieving, son of a bitch". According to McMahan, Burum also accused McMahan of committing larceny as a matter of habit.