Confirm favorite deletion?
Property Keyed to Saxer
Pennsylvania Coal Co. v. Mahon
Citation:260 U.S. 393 (1922).
CaseCast™ – "What you need to know"
The Plaintiff, Pennsylvania Coal Co,, owned a plot of land. It later conveyed the land to the Defendant, Mahon, but retained the mining rights beneath the property. The deed conveying the property stated in express terms that the Plaintiff reserved the right to remove all the coal under the land and that the Defendant was taking the property subject to all risks associated with any mining and was waiving all for damages that may arise from any mining.
In 1921, the state of Pennsylvania passed the Kohler Act. The Kohler Act prohibited the mining of coal in a way that could possibly compromise any structure of human habitation. The Defendant brought suit stating that the Kohler Act took away whatever rights the Plaintiff might have had.
Only StudyBuddy Pro offers the complete Case Brief Anatomy*
Access the most important case brief elements for optimal case understanding.
*Case Brief Anatomy includes: Brief Prologue, Complete Case Brief, Brief Epilogue
- The Brief Prologue provides necessary case brief introductory information and includes:
Topic:Identifies the topic of law and where this case fits within your course outline.
Parties:Identifies the cast of characters involved in the case.
Procedural Posture & History:Shares the case history with how lower courts have ruled on the matter.
Case Key Terms, Acts, Doctrines, etc.:A case specific Legal Term Dictionary.
Case Doctrines, Acts, Statutes, Amendments and Treatises:Identifies and Defines Legal Authority used in this case.
- The Case Brief is the complete case summarized and authored in the traditional Law School I.R.A.C. format. The Pro case brief includes:
Brief Facts:A Synopsis of the Facts of the case.
Rule of Law:Identifies the Legal Principle the Court used in deciding the case.
Facts:What are the factual circumstances that gave rise to the civil or criminal case? What is the relationship of the Parties that are involved in the case.
Issue(s):Lists the Questions of Law that are raised by the Facts of the case.
Holding:Shares the Court's answer to the legal questions raised in the issue.
Concurring / Dissenting Opinions:Includes valuable concurring or dissenting opinions and their key points.
Reasoning and Analysis:Identifies the chain of argument(s) which led the judges to rule as they did.