Eldred v. Bell Telephone Co. - 119 U.S. 513 (1886)
U.S. Supreme Court
Eldred v. Bell Telephone Co., 119 U.S. 513 (1886)
Eldred v. Bell Telephone Company
Argued December 7-8, 1886
Decided December 20, 1886
119 U.S. 513
On the facts in this case as stated in the opinion of the Court, held that the jury would not have been warranted in drawing the conclusion of fact from the evidence that there was such an agreement as that sued on; that the relation of the parties was not such as, in contemplation of law, to give rise to such liability, and that there was no error in the instruction of the court below to find a verdict for defendant.
This was an action at law commenced by plaintiff in error as plaintiff to recover the par value of 250 shares in the capital
stock of the defendant in error. Judgment below for defendant. The plaintiff sued out this writ of error. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.