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Excessive Damages Claimed Against Providence

Issue 23 and Volume 66.

Excessive Damages Claimed Against Providence The city of Providence, R. I., has been obliged to defend many cases in which excessive damages were claimed by property owners whose land was taken for the new reservoir at Scituate. One was recently settled by the Superior Court’s awarding $5,540 instead of the $12,000 demanded for 47 acres, with house, barn, 100 fruit trees, etc.

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