Clipping:Ross Barnes loses a lawsuit against the Chicago Club

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Date Saturday, April 12, 1879

In the Appellate Court, Chicago, Ill., Judge Bailey April 2 affirmed the judgment in the case of Ross C. Barnes against the Chicago Base Ball Club. It will be remembered that Barnes sued the Chicago Club for salary accruing under his contract while he was sick and absent from duty during the season of 1877. Judge Loomis of that court on the trial gave judgment against Barnes on the ground that, while Barnes’ illness excused him from the performance of services during the period of his enforced absence, and prevented the forfeiture of his contract, it also excused the club from liability for wages during the same period. The affirmance of this judgment ends the case, as no appeal lies to the Supreme Court. New York Clipper April 12, 1879 [see also Chicago Legal News v. 11 pp. 82-83 for the opinion of the County Court of Cook County dated Nov. 23, 1878.]

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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
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