1.   Whowas the plaintiff at trial? The plaintiff at trial was H.J. Mahon.  2.  Whatwas the decision of the trial court and why did it reach that decision? The Courtof Common Pleas determined that the Kohler Act prevented the coal company frommining under Mr.

Mahon’s house, but they denied Mr. Mahon his injunction. Theyalso determined that applying the act would be considered unconstitutional.  3.

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  Which party brought the initial appeal? H.J. Mahon   4.   Whatcourt heard the initial appeal? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court   5.   Whatwas the decision in the initial appeal and why did the court reach thatdecision? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court determined that the coal company’s miningand property rights were constitutional but decided that the company wasexercising under the state’s police power and that an injunction be orderedimmediately to Mr. Mahon.   6.  Which party brought the appeal to the United States Supreme Court? H.

J.Mahon  7.   Whatis a “plaintiff in error”? A plaintiff in error is when a party appeals adecision of a lower court.

  8.   Whowrote the United States Supreme Court majority opinion and who wrote thedissenting opinion? The majority opinion was written by Justice Holmes and thedissenting opinion was written by Justice Brandeis.   9.

   Whatwas the issue presented to the United States Supreme Court? The issue presentedis whether the Kohler Act was accepted under the police power or whether itestablished a performance of eminent domain.   10.  Whatwas the conclusion of the United States Supreme Court? The United StatesSupreme Court decided to reverse the Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court decision andstated that the state of Pennsylvania perform eminent domain and compensate theowners of the coal mine. They also denied Mr. Mahon an injunction.