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George M. Brown - lawsuit 1875


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 7/30/2005 at 15:29:17

One night last winter George M. Brown, a lawyer of McGregor, Iowa, got drunk and slept in a gutter. In the morning he was so badly frozen that both of his hands and one of his feet were amputated. Iowa has a civil damage law, which makes the liquor seller pecuriarily liable for the consequences of drinking his liquor. Brown drank at six saloons that night, and his wife sued the proprietor of each for fifteen thousand dollars.

-source: Colorado Weekly Chieftan; Pueblo, Colorado
April 8, 1875

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