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People v. S. Williams

Supreme Court of California
Nov 1, 1880
56 Cal. 647 (Cal. 1880)


         Department One

         Appeal from a judgment for the defendants, and from an order denying a new trial, in the District Court, County of Sacramento. Reardan, J.

         The action was brought to obtain a judgment determining that the defendants usurped the office of Trustees of Reclamation No. 3, and to declare that said District had no legal existence.


         A. L. Hart, Attorney-General, and Jo. Hamilton, former Attorney-General, and J. W. McKune, for Appellant.

          G. W. Gordon, for Respondent.


         THE COURT

         It must be considered as settled in this State by the cases of Dean v. Davis , 51 Cal. 409, People v. Reclamation District No. 108, 53 Cal. 346, and other cases in this Court, that a reclamation district is a public corporation.

         The main purposes of the present action is to obtain a judgment to the effect that Reclamation District No. 3 was not legally created, and has not any legal existence, and that the defendants, Williams and others, usurp the powers of trustees, etc. The Court below found in favor of the defendants, and on the authority of Dean v. Davis and People v. Reclamation District No. 108, supra, we affirm the judgment and order.

Summaries of

People v. S. Williams

Supreme Court of California
Nov 1, 1880
56 Cal. 647 (Cal. 1880)
Case details for

People v. S. Williams

Case Details

Full title:PEOPLE v. S. WILLIAMS et al.

Court:Supreme Court of California

Date published: Nov 1, 1880


56 Cal. 647 (Cal. 1880)

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