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DUNBAR V. NEW YORK, 251 U. S. 516 (1920)

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Dunbar v. New York, 251 U.S. 516 (1920)

Dunbar v. City New York

No. 160

Argued January 21, 1920

Decided March 1, 1920

251 U.S. 516


The owner of a building in New York City demised it to tenants who, in breach of their covenant, failed to pay the city's water charge based on the measured amount of water they consumed. Held that the imposing of a lien for the charge thus incurred by the tenant, under charter provision operative when the lease was made, did not deprive the owner of property without due process of law. P. 251 U. S. 517.

Constitutional right cannot be based on error in prior court decision. P. 251 U. S. 518.

177 App.Div. 647 affirmed.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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