A death at Crooked Creek : the case of the cowboy, the cigarmaker, and the love letter /

""This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama...The startling origin of the complex 'intention exception' to the hearsay evidence rule becomes canvas on which a grand and marvelously detailed tale is told...

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Main Author: Wesson, Marianne.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : New York University Press, 2013.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Important characters in the story of the Hillmon case
  • Timeline of events important to the Hillmon litigation
  • A winter journey leads to an inquest : 1879
  • The parties ready their cases for trial : 1879-1882
  • The Hillmon case is tried before a jury : 1882
  • The case is tried twice more, and a surprising objection is made : 1884-1888
  • The Supreme Court hears a case of "graveyard insurance" : 1892
  • John Hillmon is reported to be alive as the arduous fourth trial proceeds : 1893-95
  • The fifth trial progresses briskly but ends inconclusively, and New York Life capitulates: 1896-1899
  • The Hillmon case is tried for the last time: 1899
  • The century turns, and the Hillmon case is concluded: 1900-1903.