Court Case: Barron V. City Of Baltimore

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In the case, Barron v. City of Baltimore, the plaintiff, John Barron, wanted to recover the damages lost on his property due to the acts of a corporation. The city of Baltimore was exercising its authority over a harbor by paving streets that diverted water. Consequently, sand and earth made its way to Barron’s wharf which had previously held an implicit advantage of the deepest location in the harbor. The sand and earth eventually built up to such an extent that Barron’s wharf was useless, leading to a loss of value and income. During the first trial at Baltimore county court, Barron gave evidence that attempted to prove the original course of the streams and how overtime, the course was diverted due to the defendant’s actions. The defendant

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