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Marrone v. Washington Jockey Club

United States Supreme Court
227 U.S. 633 (1913)


Facts

Joseph Marrone (plaintiff) bought a ticket to a race track operated by the Washington Jockey Club (defendant). Even though he had a ticket, Marrone was denied entry to the club, having been accused of drugging one of the race horses as part of a conspiracy. Marrone sued for trespass, maintaining that his ticket granted him right in rem, which would be a property right in the racetrack. The lower court ruled for the Washington Jockey Club. Marrone appealed.

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