William J. Russell v. William Quillin

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
William J. Russell v. William Quillin
Case Date: 
1856
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Failure to Perform Duties as Counsel

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
20
Notes / Description: 

The Plaintiff was accused of slander in the Chancery Court and his counsel entered a play of not guilty and he was later found guilty. He is now arguing that he should not have to pay the judgment because his lawyer should have entered a plea of justification.