Chicago v. Taylor - 125 U.S. 161 (1888)
U.S. Supreme Court
Chicago v. Taylor, 125 U.S. 161 (1888)
Chicago v. Taylor
Submitted January 31, 1888
Decided March 19, 1888
125 U.S. 161
Under the provision in the Constitution of the Illinois adopted in 1870 that "private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use without just compensation," a recovery may be had in all cases where private property has sustained a substantial injury from the making and use of an improvement that is public in its character, whether the damage be direct, as when caused by trespass or physical invasion of the property, or consequential as in a diminution of its market value.
Trespass on the case. Judgment for plaintiffs. Defendant sued out this writ of error. The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.