Marvin Maxey by next friend C. W. Maxey v. John C. Rogers & H. A. Nelson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Marvin Maxey by next friend C. W. Maxey v. John C. Rogers & H. A. Nelson
Case Date: 
1928
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Libel

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
163
Notes / Description: 

C. W. Maxey was listed as the father of Marvin Maxey. The Maxeys are asking for $25,000 damages for libel. They claim that Rogers and Nelson published malicious and false materials in the newspaper claiming that Marvin (along with Fred Ballentine, Carl Edward Whitley, Nora Richardson, Freddie Mae Fisher, and Evelyn Crouch) raped a 13 year old girl. The January 11, 1927, edition of the Dyersburg "State Gazette" newspaper is included as evidence.