William Morriss v. W. F. Hudson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
William Morriss v. W. F. Hudson
Case Date: 
1886
Court Origin: 
Chancery
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Contract

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
266
Notes / Description: 

The parties entered a contract in which Hudson was to provide 100 head of cattle, averaging 500 pounds each, to be "ranged" in the mountains by Morriss, sold, and the funded split according to the contract. Morriss claimed the cattle were underweight and Hudson took back both cattle and certain property that he should pay the plaintiff for. Morriss also alleged that the terms of the contract dictated that Hudson pay for cattle that died on the range.