John G. Wilson v. James Drake et al.

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
John G. Wilson v. James Drake et al.
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Application for Injunction

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
377
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Plaintiff, John G. Wilson, filed suit to stop the defendant, James Drake, from "fouling the water" in the springs, wells, and branches on the plaintiff's farm, making it unfit for "domestic purposes." Wilson claimed that refuse from the defendant's distillery located on the adjoining farm tainted their water and endangered his family's health.