W. H. Gass, admr. v. W. P. Mitchell

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
W. H. Gass, admr. v. W. P. Mitchell
Case Date: 
1890
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Damages for Wrongful Death

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
91
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Plaintiff Gass sued Mitchell for $10,000 in damages for the wrongful death of his son, Ottis H. Gass, about 4 years old. The child died from wounds suffered when one of the defendant's two bears mauled the boy in the defendants back yard where the bears were chained in Sevierville near the public square.