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Author Butler, William Allen, 1825-1902.

Title Lewis Tappan plaintiff in error vs. John Beardsley and Horace Beardsley defendants in error : argument for plaintiff in error / Wm. Allen Butler and Ch. O'Conor, of counsel for plaintiff in error
Published New York : Russell's American Steam Printing House, 1871
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Description 1 online resource (68 pages)
Summary "A suit was commenced in September, 1849, by John and Horace Beardsley, of Norwalk, Ohio, against Lews Tappan, the then proprietor of the Mercantile Agency, for libel, claiming damages for $10,000. It was first tried November 1851, before a jury in the United States Circuit Court, New York, and verdict given in favor of Beardsley. A motion was made for a new trial before Judge Nelson, November, 1864, but a decision was not given till October, 1867, when the motion was denied and judgment entered up in favor of Beardsley. The suit had in the meantime been assumed by R.G. Dun & Co. and Dun, Barlow & Co., successors of Lewis Tappan. They appealed from Judge Nelson's decision to the United States Supreme Court, at Washington. The case came up for hearing December 14, 1870, and Charles O'Conor and william Allen Butler, on behalf of R.G. Dun & Co. made the following argument on the points submitted. The appeal resulted in reversing the decision of Judge Nelson."
Notes Title from PDF title page, viewed May 4, 2008
Subject Beardsley, Horace -- Trials, litigation, etc
Beardsley, John -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Libel) -- New York (State) -- Albany.
Trials -- United States.
Genre/Form Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Beardsley, Horace, defendant in error
Beardsley, John, defendant in error
O'Conor, Charles, 1804-1884.
Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873, plaintiff in error
United States. Supreme Court.
Other Titles At head of title: Supreme Court of the United States, no. 34