A. A. McEwen v. Mayor & City Council of Nashville, Tennessee

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
A. A. McEwen v. Mayor & City Council of Nashville, Tennessee
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Contract for Labor and Materials

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
155
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The city contracted with McEwen several times to quarry stone for the purpose of being crushed for street repair. The plaintiff claims contracts amounting to $2307.85 were obtained and executed, however city only paid $1300.25. Plaintiff sued for balance. Includes details related to the trade of rock excavation--labor, contract negotiations, payment. Exhibit: Two original contracts. Because the city engineer did not personally measure the work, an arbitrator did fieldwork to determine the volume.