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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
Mareilles Hyrdo Power, LLC v. Mareilles Land Water Co.
Citation:299 F.3d 643 (7th Cir. 2002)
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Marseilles Hydro Power (Plaintiff), a power company, contracted with Marseilles Land and Water Company (Defendant), a canal company, to supply water to the power plant. When the Defendant refused to repair the canal wall, the Plaintiff sued for breach of contract. Plaintiff sought an injunction allowing Plaintiff to repair the canal, a lien on Defendant to enforce payment for repairs, and declaratory judgment for the Plaintiff to no longer pay rent under the contract. Defendant issued a counterclaim for breach of contract, seeking Plaintiff’s unpaid rent under the contract.
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