Vanderbilt Law Review


Clyde L. Ball

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Tort Liability: The case of Bricker v. Sims' was one of four cases tried together involving the tort liability of a city and its officers. The Board of Aldermen of the City of Martin adopted a curfew ordinance prohibiting any person from being on a public street or other public place after 11:00 o'clock at night. Plaintiff, while conducting himself in an otherwise lawful manner, was arrested on the public streets of Martin after the curfew hour; he was jailed and the next day was convicted and fined in the city court. Upon appeal to the circuit court the case was dismissed at the cost of the city.