John R. Shults, et al. v. Roane Iron Company

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
John R. Shults, et al. v. Roane Iron Company
Case Date: 
1891
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Land, Fraud

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
77
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Other plaintiffs named: Alex Ragon, W. H. Peuland, & A. F. Bayen. The Roane Iron Company, near Rockwood is charged with misrepresenting the growth of a new town. Plaintiff's charge the company created a "fraudulent scheme" by promoting a new town with land divided into "blocks, lots, manufacturing sites, public parks, etc" and produced "prospectus, circulars, and various other methods to "boom" the prospective town of Rockwood." See additional cases against defendant.