Sunday, January 6, 2013

Damage Case is Finally Settled

This story was published by The Daily Ypsilanti Press on Friday, January 5, 1923. A case started in June, 1920 was settled this morning when Justice Curtiss received from the county treasurer a check for $63.40 in payment of damages sustained by Ferdinand Palma when dogs killed three of his thoroughbred sheep. According to law, when unknown dogs kill animals, damages shall be paid by the county, as the county collects a dog tax. In June 1920 three sheep valued at $35 apiece were killed and although an effort was made to discover the owner of the dogs responsible for the damage, it was not successful. Shortly after the sheep were killed, the payment of such claims was taken from the township to the county treasury, claims to be determined through the county board of auditors. It was necessary for Justice Curtiss to file a new claim and the case has been hanging fire ever since. Today the check was received, the adjustment being made on the basis of the meat value of sheep in that year.

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