IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, IN AND FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO. ALFRED A. COHEN, VS. JAMES M. GRAY. CONRAD LIESE, CHARLES VOLBERG AND HENRY ROBINSON. ARGUMENT OF PLAINTIFF ON MOTION FOR INJUNCTION.

[San Francisco? 1877?]. 44pp, sewn, original printed wrappers [light dusting and minor wear]. Very Good. Laid in at the end is a one page Memorandum of the Court on Motion for Injunction, by Judge Dwinelle.

Cohen was a leader of California's early Jewish community, a prominent attorney, and a railroad promoter. Here he takes on the Town of Alameda and its trustees, who seek to open a road along his land and charge him and abutting landowners with the costs.
Cohen claims that Robinson, a trustee, would derive substantial financial benefit from the road. His lobbying and subsequent participation in the trustees' decision is a disqualifying conflict of interest. Cohen's passionate argument carried the day: the Court held that Robinson's actions flagrantly breached his duty, and granted the injunction.
FIRST EDITION. Rocq 317. OCLC records ten locations as of November 2021. Item #37876

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