Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard

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NEW TRIAL IS GRANTED BY JUDGE HEERJITWATSON CASE Judge H. L. Heer, in circuit court, today granted a motion for a new trial in the William B. Watson vs E. M. Rocho suit, an action for ejectment, concerning title to land adjacent to Route 74 on a portion of the property as a "borrow" pit from which dirt was taken to be used as a fill In construction work near the Pecatonica river north of the Illinois Central tracks. Judge Heer ruled that the declaration did not support the verdict given by the jury in a previous trial which was to the effect that the "title in the land described was vested in Watson." The land described was a part of Lots 5 and 6, and the court took into consideration the fact that counsel for Watson in striking out a portion of the declaration failed to describe just what portion of the land was affected by the suit.

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 03 May 1933, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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