A Local Case with a General Application

Issue 14 and Volume 66.

A Local Case with a General Application A recent decision of a New York judge in a local case seems to bear considerable general application. The events leading up to the suit in question were, of course, of a distinctly local nature. It seems that a certain individual in a New York village built three houses and placed in them the so-called modern conveniences, connecting the same with a sewer of his own construction, which ran under the three houses, and finally connected with a sewer in a village street. Subsequently, the houses were sold to different parties, and the new owner of the house on the outlet end of the row dug down, cut the pipe, and plugged the end which connected his neighbor with the village sewer, via his own. The owner of one of the houses thus cut off brought suit to compel the individual taking this…

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