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Goddard v. Winchell
Iowa Supreme Court
52 N.W. 1124 (1892)
Goddard (plaintiff) owned prairie land where a meteorite fell. A neighboring landowner saw the meteorite land, dug it up, and sold it to Winchell (defendant). Goddard filed an action in replevin. The district court held that Goddard was the lawful owner of the meteorite. Winchell appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Granger, J.)
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