Courts of Pie Poudre

Also known as courts of pie powder, courts of pie poudre settled disputes that occurred during fairs and markets (Halsbury 678). Stanley Giffard Halsbury notes that [t]hese courts, which are courts of record, had jurisdiction to decide as to all manner of contracts, trespasses, covenants, and debts done within the time of fairs or markets and within their precincts (Halsbury 678). For an accessible overview, see Wikipedia.