A street is defective if it insufficiently covers a cesspool

December 1, 2014

  • 268 Municipal Corporations
  • 268XII Torts
  • 268XII(C) Defects or Obstructions in Streets and Other Public Ways
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12-01-14A street is defective when there is a cesspool therein, with an iron grating or cover having between its bars and rim a space wide enough to receive a horse’s foot.

Buck v. City of Biddeford, 82 Me. 433, (Me., 1890)