State v. Joseph McBride

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Joseph McBride
Case Date: 
1891
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Failure to Perform Official Duties

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
141
Notes / Description: 

McBride was elected county clerk of Marshall County for a four year term, and McBride gave surety bonds as required by law. When he was reelected, he failed to give surety bonds for this second term. He then sold property and collected the payment, but failed to submit it to the court. His surety bond should have covered this error, but no bond was in place. The State sues to clarify who is liable for the error.